The Porch Collection 
 
As well as enhancing the facade of your home a well designed and built porch can  
provide protection protection against the elements whilst removing your wellies, finding 
your keys or providing a place to put the shopping before opening the main house door. 
 
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Porch with gable roof
PORCH WITH GABLE ROOF 
Brick Built Porch
BRICK WITH PITCHED ROOF 
More than just a porch
MORE THAN JUST A PORCH 
Porch with full height glass
PORCH WITH FULL HEIGHT GLASS 
Porch with PVC-u canopy roof
PORCH WITH PVC-u ROOF 
Gable Style Porch
GABLE STYLE PORCH 
Porch with lean-to roof
PORCH WITH LEAN-TO ROOF 
Porch with tiled roof
PORCH WITH TILED ROOF 
Gable Porch With PVC-u Door
SOLID GABLE PORCH 
Porches Planning Permission & Building Regulations 
 
Planning Permission 
 
Adding a porch to any external door of your house is considered to be permitted development, not requiring an application for planning permission, provided: 
 
Porches mini guide 
 
The ground floor area (measured externally) would not exceed three square metres. 
No part would be more than three metres above ground level (height needs to be measured in the same way as for a house extension). 
No part of the porch would be within two metres of any boundary of the dwellinghouse and the highway. 
 
Please note: the permitted development allowances described here apply to houses not flats, maisonettes or other buildings.  
 
For further information on planning permission for porches visit the official government planning portal CLICK HERE 
 
 
Building Regulations 
 
Building a porch at ground level and under 30 square metres in floor area is normally exempt from the need for building regulation approval. 
 
This is provided that glazing and any fixed electrical installations comply with the appropriate sections of building regulations. 
 
For a porch to be exempt from building regulations approval: 
 
The front entrance door between the existing house and the new porch must remain in place 
If the house has ramped or level access for disabled people, the porch must not adversely affect access. 
 
Disclaimer: 
This is an introductory guide and is not a definitive source of legal information. Read the full disclaimer here 
This guidance relates to the planning regime for England. Policy in Wales may differ. If in doubt contact your Local Planning Authority. 
 
Do you have a question about conservatories, windows or doors? We are here to help! 
 
We have answered few of the more frequently asked questions below but you can ask our expert any question and he will pleased answer it for you, completely free of charge...................... 
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Do I need planning permission? 
 
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As a rule of thumb you can build an 
orangery, conservatory or single story extension onto the back of your house without planning permission provided: The proposed extension plus any previous extensions don't project more than 4m in the case of a detached property and 3m in the case of a semi-detached or terraced property. 
 
There are several other factors which dictate the requirement for planning permission. 
 
to find out more visit the official 
 
 
NB: If you have any doubt about the requirement for planning permission you should contact your local Planning department 
 
 
Do I need building 
regulations? 
 
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Building regulations will be required for a conservatory or extension if: 
 
The internal floor area exceeds 30 cubic meters. 
The conservatory is to be built on any level above ground floor. 
The roof of the conservatory/extension is less than 75% translucent i.e. glass or polycarbonate. 
The wall area of the conservatory/extension is less than 50% glazed. 
There is to be no physical barrier of external quality separating the conservatory/extension from the original dwelling i.e. window, door or walls. 
A heat source which is attached to the main house system is being installed (Any heating system in an exempt structure should have separate temperature and on/off controls). 
Glazing and any fixed electrical installations in a conservatory should comply with the applicable building regulations (see below). 
 
 
Any new structural opening between the conservatory will require building regulation approval, even if the conservatory itself is exempt. 
If the physical barrier i.e. window, door or wall between the conservatory and original house is to be removed, as part of building control approval a SAP test (Standard Assessment Procedure) will be required. 
 
 
NB: If you have any doubts regarding building control compliance you should contact your local building control department. 
 
 
Can I use my orangery 
all year round? 
 
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The simple answer is yes! 
 
The more convoluted answer is that it all depends on the quality of the insulation used in the floors and walls as well as the glass and sealed unit technology used. 
How you heat and ventilate the orangery will also have an impact on how much use you get from it. If you would like to discuss how you can have an orangery which is comfortable and energy efficient throughout the entire year 
 
 
What options do I  
have for lantern 
roofing materials? 
 
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An orangery can either glass or polycarbonate in the lantern roof area. The quality of the glass and polycarbonate can vary, our expert will be plesed to advise you on all options.  
 
In terms of cost polycarbonate will normally be the most cost effective whilst glass costs can glass costs can be substantially more depending upon degree of protection from the sun and insulation values.  
 
Apart from cost, the type of roof material you choose should depend on several factors including which way the proposed conservatory faces in relation to the sun. The proposed use of the room should also be a deciding factor. Our design consultant will be pleased to offer you more advice. 
 
 
 
 
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ABOUT US......................... 
 
Atlas are a professional, friendly, family business. 
The Atlas name has been synonymous with with quality products and workmanship backed by excellent customer service for over 30 years. 
We have a team of professionals dedicated to ensuring your entire satisfaction from first contact with the company through to the completed installation and beyond. 
We specialise in providing quality at competitive prices. 
Our product range is extensive and we offer a comprehensive quotation service completely free of charge. 
 
 
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We will always offer the best quality products installed by the best craftsmen, backed by excellent customer service 
 
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We are confident we offer excellent value for money. 
 
We will beat any written quotation which matches or exceeds our quotation and specification by 5% 
 
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FREE DESIGN SERVICE ... 
 
We offer a free design service to help you decide on the style and specification which best suits your needs and budget. Our free service includes: 
 
Initial site visit to ascertain your requirements and survey the site proposed for your conservatory. 
Produce a full design proposal including computer aided drawings (proposed conservatory super imposed onto your house if possible). 
Full written specification including (if required) base and brick work, drainage, frame & roof materials, frame & roof glazing options, any additional building work, electrics, heating, flooring etc... 
Advice on planning permission and building regulations. 
 
 
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