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Design a Porch

publication date: Jun 22, 2011
author/source: Kate Faulkner, Property Expert and Author of Which? Property Books

Design a Porch

How do you find out what porch would suit your home?

The first thing to do is to find out what year your home was built in. There were several different years of ‘house building' in the UK. For example, properties that were built 400 years ago by local farmers and trades people, through to big building times such as the Victorian and Edwardian ages (1900-1929) and the 1930s.

The year your property was built should be in the deeds you were given/had photocopied when you bought the property. Another way to find out the right ‘design' for your home is to look around the local area as often properties were built with whatever local materials were available.

So for some ideas on properties with porches we found on-line please see below and you can link through to where the pictures have come from:-

Other places that may be of help include the different societies relevant to your property's era, such as The Victorian Society or specialist magazines such as Period Living Magazine.

Once you have an idea about the type of design you would like and need to know more about constructing a porch, then you can go to places such as The Self Build and Renovation Centre. They will help you with builders, trades people and can also help with securing and finding materials. You can even go on their self build and renovation workshops/courses throughout the year.

One of the companies in the Self Build Centre is English Brothers who can create bespoke designs for your porch and provide materials from douglas fir through to beautiful oak. If you want to get in touch, contact Jay Hubbard on 01945 427985.

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