When it comes to extending the frontage of your home – look no further than our DIY porches.
A porch isn’t only effective in extending additional and useful indoor space. It could also work as an attractive and welcoming exterior feature – making your home even more unique.
The great thing about our DIY porch kit is that you can build it yourself.
We’ll even deliver everything for free – and, with our easy-to-follow instructions, it should only take around four days maximum to assemble your new front door porch
So, what are you waiting for?
Get a free quote, or get in touch with us directly to discuss your options.
Why you need a DIY porch
DIY porches has many benefits, including:
- Extra indoor space
- Attractive and unique frontage for your home
- Build it in your own time
- No construction workers needed
- No unnecessary mess
- And because you do all the building work, you’re able to save on the cost.
If you’d like to learn more about how it all works, order a free brochure from ConservatoryLand today – or give us a call on 0800 952 8000 (also free).
Customise your DIY porch
Our UPVC porch kit is available in three different sizes:
- Solid Bottom Panels
- Full-Height Glass
And you can even choose the type of conservatory roof you would prefer – polycarbonate or glass (we don’t provide a tiled roof option, but it’s easy to fit those on yourself).
A dedicated technical advisor is available if you have any questions throughout the process – just give them a call, its 100% free.
Once everything is finished, you’ll have a 10-year guarantee. These structures are built to last!
See more examples in our customer gallery
DIY porch materials
A normal lean to porch roof will typically be made with tiles you choose yourself.
As mentioned above – we don’t supply these as part of the UPVC porch kit, but once you’ve assembled the main section it should be straightforward to put the roof together.
Our DIY porches are made from high quality, long-lasting PVCu conservatory frames that provide a great visual contrast against the outer brickwork of your house.
As well as offering strength and durability, this type of frame is also low maintenance.
Obviously the brickwork that you choose has an important part to play in terms of the stylish aesthetic you’d like to add. When it comes to DIY porches, in most cases – people tend to choose brickwork that matches the exterior of their house.
With ConservatoryLand, we have a wide range of real brick and mortar finishes for porches to choose from.
How to build a DIY front porch
Building a DIY porch is straightforward when you purchase with us.
Assuming you’re happy with the dimensions of your prospective porch, we’re on hand to help you should you have any questions or concerns at the start of the process.
Once you’re happy with the plans, we’ll send you your bespoke UPVC porch kit order in parts. This makes it much easier to assemble from scratch.
First and foremost, it’s a case of getting the foundations and ConservaBase in place to accommodate the dwarf walls. Once the walls have been assembled, you can start fitting the frames and glazing – which shouldn’t take long.
The last part is the roof. Depending on what type of roof you go for – this might take longer than you first planned (as you might need to seek out additional advice or help from a qualified tradesperson with experience in roofing).
This is obviously a very general description of how to build a DIY porch – but rest assured that each of our DIY porch kits comes with easy-to-understand, step-by-step instructions to guide you through the installation process.
If you get stuck at any point, you could always give us a call – and we can offer help and support should you ever need to pick our brains.
Do you need planning permission for a porch?
No – you don’t need planning permission for a porch as this type of extension is categorised as a permitted development.
They follow the same rules as every other extension you can get on your house.
You can read all about planning permission on our Planning Permissions page.
Most of the time, when you’re building an extension, you won’t need planning permission at all. Only if it doesn’t meet the regulations listed on that page.
However, there are instances where a porch would be forbidden altogether. For, example, if your front door is literally within 3 metres of the road, and the porch would encroach upon a council-owned pathway, then it would be forbidden altogether.
But, if you have a driveway, or a sufficient amount of land at the front of your house that could accommodate a porch, it still qualifies as a permitted development – meaning planning permission is not required.
Price of DIY Porches
The cost of a DIY porch from Conservatory Land depends on a number of things.
Mainly the size – we’ll ask you about measurements when we provide you with a free quote.
It also depends on the specifications you choose, as we’ve noted above. For example, the type of glass you would prefer.
This means that every DIY porch we sell is built specifically for you, and is completely unique, so it fits your home perfectly.
We can talk about this in more detail if you give us a call.
Customer of the Month Case Study
Mr Ian Palmer had a lean to DIY Porch fitted in July 2017. Mr Palmer was looking for a porch for his home, and we were happy to provide him with exactly what he needed.
We built to his exact specifications. First drawing up the plans, and then manufacturing all the components.
Like most of the conservatories we sell – this was a DIY project.
Mr Palmer built the porch himself, using the parts we gave him and the clear, easy-to-follow instructions we provided.
You can read Mr Palmer’s DIY Porch Case Study along with many other Customer of the Month Case Studies in our archive.
Get a free DIY Porch quote
It’s free to get a quote with us, so if you’re unsure about whether a porch is for you – you’ve got nothing to lose by getting in touch with us.
Just fill out our quick online form and one of our advisors will get back to you in no time to discuss your options.
Request a brochure
If you’re curious to learn a little more about our DIY porches why not request a free brochure today?