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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?

Conservatory Land is rated 5/5 stars on TrustedShops based on 9 customer reviews collected in the last 12 months for DIY conservatories or one of the other conservatory products – as of 01/03/2019.

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“Very happy with the product and staff were professional and helpful ”
“I am happy to leave positive feedback for my experience with conservatoryland. I am sitting in my new conservatory right now as I write this, looking out onto my garden. The technical team were on hand all the way to ensure that my conservatory went together quickly & easy. I'm so pleased with the final product & my neighbour was so impressed, he has since gone onto order too! ”
“We have had our conservatory for over two and a half years now and are very pleased with the product. We use the conservatory as an extension to our kitchen/ dinner for entertaining and relaxing. It gives light and space to our dining room. The special roof glass is self cleaning and keeps the conservatory cool in summer. Excellent service by Conservatory Land”
“We ordered a 6m x 1.5m DIY Conservatory Land lean to kit to replace a rotten porch and provide better insulation along a barely insulated outer wall and across a single glazed window. The ordering process, delivery and support was excellent. The kit was clearly marked with comprehensive instructions that were easy to follow. After 18months insualtion is vastly improved”
“Firstly I would like to thank Conservatory Land for an excellent product the quality of which is superb. I took down an old conservatory and it was like comparing chalk with cheese, our new conservatory oozes quality. ”
“We're delighted with our 3.6 x 2.7 Edwardian style conservatory. Our basic conceptual ideas were fabricated by Conservatory Land to our specifications,offering excellent quality & value.The staff were very friendly and helpful,any queries which arose concerning the construction were dealt with quickly & efficiently allowing us to continue our project. It's an asset to our home.”
“I was very satisfied with the all round service I received from ConservatoryLand. The staff were very helpful, particularly Customer Service/Sales.”
“Very satisfied, am now reaping the benefits of my smart new conservatory. ”
“Conservatory Land are the best when it comes to self-build conservatories. My partner (who built it) and I are 100% satisfied with the quality and customer service we received from start to finish. I do, and will continue to recommend ConservatoryLand as a company who offers quality materials to construct your build and excellent customer service throughout the whole process.”
“Excellent customer service. Highly recommended.”
“Excellent We have first product from you and we are very happy for it. Quality is high level and there was no problem to make some changes.Friendly deliver man including. Thanks”
“Conservatory Land are value for money, well constructed, we self built ours. From design to finish they are with you all the way. Superb after sales service. Praise to Will at sales stage then Richard with final design requirement's & Dave Boot with his fantastic Knowledge, help & advice whilst constructing our Conservatory, first class, well done all the ConservatoryLand team”
“Excellent service from the very first request for their brochure, to delivery on our specified date. Driver most helpful stacking all the parts of the conservatory safely, until our builder came to put it together. He was most impressed with, this being the first conservatoryland one he had done. I would thoroughly recommend ConservatoryLand.”
“Very satisfied. Service,and after sales service exelent. First class product.”
“We are very happy with the Professional service and product supplied by Conservatory land. The advice and after sale support service were second to none, and all our questions regarding the build were answered very quickly by there technical team who were always on hand if we needed them. They delivered on time and designed a product around our needs and to our budget.”
“We were 100% satisfied with the product and the ease of installation was precisely as described and would have no hesitation in recommending Conservatory Land to anybody considering buying and installing their products. We ordered a gable end design of conservatory with the conservabase.”
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