Oak Porch Considerations

Planning Permission

With the planning regulations changing from council to council, it is always a good idea to seek permission should you be considering adding an oak porch to your home. Most porches can be classed as permitted development as the footprint area is normally around 3 square meters.

Dwarf Walls

Adding a dwarf wall to your oak porch can add character and a little more shelter. It would be an ideal place to add an oak seat or welly store depending on how the dwarf wall is built. The oak posts can be made to fit any height and we provide a stainless steel pin to act as a locating point on top of the dwarf wall.

Roof Coverings

It’s a common idea to have matching roofing materials from your main roof to that of the porch. Thinking of scale, a large blue slate on the main roof would be complemented by a smaller slate on the porch. Should you have a traditional Pantile roof then smaller plain tiles or Rosemary tile would not look out of place.

First Floor Windows

Sometimes you may have height restrictions due to the location of a first-floor window. As your oak porch is made to measure, the necessary adjustments can sometimes be made to reduce the pitch of the roof allowing it to fit underneath the windowsill.

Other Considerations

Give some thoughts about lighting.   Lights will add welcome feeling on a cold November night. Lights can be placed either side of the rear posts or set within the roof boards. As the timbers are all exposed underneath your oak porch, you could also consider a central pendant.

We are always here to help and advise.

Should you have an oak porch ideal or requirement, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will guide you through the process.

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