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DIY Porches & Self Build UPVC Porch Kits

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:

  • Dwarf-Wall
  • 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!

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.

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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.

DIY porch from Conservatory Land
Back view of DIY Porch from Conservatory Land
Side view of DIY Porch from Conservatory Land

Customer Quote

Went up very easy, it’s the best thing we have ever done. It’s made such a big difference to our house and I would recommend ConservatoryLand. Mr Palmer, Ashord, Kent

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.

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If you’re curious to learn a little more about our DIY porches why not request a free brochure today?

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Our Reviews

Thomas Williams
Thomas Williams
2020-10-06
Verified review
Great service great price lovely conservatory really friendly staff talk you through every stage delivered on time and looks great
Mrs Cook
Mrs Cook
2020-09-20
Verified review
Outstanding service, communication and quality from the start of the process to the finish. Our installers were amazing, nothing was too much trouble and the attention to detail was fantastic, they really took pride in the job they were doing. My conservatory is everything and more than I expected and has already made a huge impact having the extra space. Already planning my next one with them, i would highly recommend them.
VR_46 ROSSI
VR_46 ROSSI
2020-09-11
Verified review
So everything arrived on time and in order. Everything is good quality. The only thing that lets it all down are the instructions. They are useless. They don't tell you anything as they are made for many different types of conservatory. Apart from that it looks good and took a week to put together with just two of us doing it. Staff are helpful though and overall I'm pleased.
Linda Barrett
Linda Barrett
2020-08-27
Verified review
Having been unsure about how a UPVC conservatory would look on our traditional stone house, we are absolutely delighted with the result. Before ordering, a year ago, we were shown round the factory so we were able to see the structure and good quality at a reasonable price. The showroom was in the process of re-design, but the Conservatory Land colleagues were very helpful in showing us the various design combinations available and helped us through one or two of our changes of plan without issue. The delivery of all the glass, frames, doors and parts went smoothly. The construction ( our own builders) went well and advice and help was still easily available to us, throughout. We love our conservatory and spend a great deal of time, in all seasons, in our light and roomy new living space. Thank you ConservatoryLand. (Photos sent previously)
John Flockton
John Flockton
2020-08-27
Verified review
Excellent sales, delivery process and fitting.
Craig cooper
Craig cooper
2020-08-14
Verified review
Overall was a good experience,from start to delivery ,I was a little worried buying online so I was nvited down to the factory which I have to say was impressive they manufacturer everything on site and you can see everything being made. I placed the order and was given a date for delivery which arrived on the exact date even the driver was helpful unloading and giving advice All instructions was good and used the utube videos if got stuck I had to call the helpline just once which they quickly answered my question ,I am in the building trade so didn't really struggle with any thing and the finished product is superb ,the major niggle I have was on the French doors the locking mechanism is not adequate for security is Very basic is no hook system or deadbolts therefore would be Very easy to break in ,I have upgraded All the mechanism to a higher version which wasn't a big cost , maybe if this is standard they should offer a upgrade pack as this is probably the most important part keeping safe .

 

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