Porch over recessed front door
Some older properties were built with recessed front doors. You often see this on Victorian homes as well as those designed in the 1930s. Here providing a porch is easy as your builder will simply block the recess in with glass or brickwork,
finishing by adding a new door to the outside. Here good design is crucial as your new porch must match with the original building style. We may suggest moving the original front door to the outside and adding a new door between the porch
and the house; this way the frontage will not change too dramatically.
If you don’t really have space for a porch or your budget is limited, how about adding a canopy over the door? Canopies can be both visually appealing and useful. If you already have a simple canopy and you want to fill in the sides with bric
, wood, glass or a mix of all three, a damp-proof course will need to be in place. Ensuring that the final style is perfect is vital if you are not to spoil the look of your home. Get it right and your home will look stunning.
If you need to build your porch from scratch, all of the above considerations will apply. The materials must match the rest of the house and the design must be complimentary. Consider where the door should be – at the side or the front? Do
you want to re-site the existing door and place the new one inside? All of these questions and more should be discussed with your designer. We will ensure that the use of glass lets in plenty of light and that the windows and doors match
existing. Foundations will be required and damp-proofing should be added between the junction of the house walls and the porch.
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