Oak Porches & Bespoke Oak Porches

Oak Porches

At the Oak Designs Company we can now offer bespoke designed porches where we can work with you and come up with a design that suits your home and your tastes. We can even match the tiles used on the tiling of your home to make it tie in and look truly in sync with the rest of the property. We also offer a standard range of porches and have the flexibility to integrate any designs or ideas you have into our oak frame porches.

We can create oak frame porches that are stand alone or we can create porches that become an entrance extension into your home. An oak framed porch at the front of your house can increase kerb appeal by creating an inviting entrance for guests. They also increase the feeling of space at the same time providing shelter from the wind and the rain. 

With an oak frame front enclosed porch you can create an additional layer of security through an additional front door as well as creating further space to put away coats and shoes. 

Oak frame porches not only act as a statement piece to the front or rear of your home but they can act as a great low cost project to add value on your property. At The Oak Designs Company we can supply and assemble your porch for you wherever you are based in the UK or we can delivery it in kit form for self-assembly, complete with numbered components, working drawings and expert advice only a phone call away. For further details please get in contact with us

Porches & Planning Permission

Good news a porch doesn’t necessarily need planning permission and can be considered permitted development. For details on how your porch must conform to avoid planning permission and be considered permitted development see the image below:  


Diagram showing porch requirements to avoid planning permission and to qualify for permitted development

What steps to take next when dealing with permitted development?

Once you have established the area where you would like your porch and made sure the design meets the requirements to qualify for permitted development and avoid planning permission as shown in the diagram above the next stage is to apply for a lawful development certificate.

A lawful development certificate otherwise known as an LDC is not a legal requirement however is well worth getting as it proves the legality of your porch project to future buyers as well as your local authority.

To apply for a lawful development certificate you can apply to your local council via the planning portal online application service. At the Oak Designs Company we can provide free site visits dependant on location to come out and design a porch for you that meets your requirements as well as your sites requirements. For further information speak to a member of our office team or request us to get in contact with you via the contact us form.