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Will my porch need building regulations approval?

Will my porch need building regulations approval?

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You might want to add a porch to provide shelter or add space at the entrance of your home.

As long as the following conditions apply, you won't need building regulations approval:

  • The porch is at ground level
  • It's less than 30 square metres in floor area
  • The existing front entrance door of the house is staying where it is
  • It won't adversely affect access for those with mobility issues

However, if your porch is more complex, involving extra windows and/or fixed electrical installations those you will need to submit a building regulations application as these works will need to be checked.

Further information

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