Glass Extensions & Porches
Leading Suppliers in Birmingham & throughout the West Midlands
As one of Birmingham’s most experienced window and door companies, Mainstream Windows can help homeowners who wish to add a porch or extension to their properties. The company offers a bespoke design service, covering all aspects of a porch project from design and any planning permission requirements through to final installation.
Further advantages of adding a porch are the creation of extra storage space inside your home and an additional security barrier, while also keeping the weather out. Porches dramatically reduce draughts and help you save on fuel bills with thermally-efficient double-glazed windows and door seals. Extra security is provided in the form of modern, secure locking systems on Upvc windows and composite or Upvc entrance doors.
Porches offer an ideal and versatile space to pause before entering or leaving a home and can be extended to encompass the entire façade and sides of a property, if desired. They provide the solution to storing muddy boots, wet coats and contribute to keeping the house cleaner.
Planning Permission For Glass Extensions?
Porches are considered permitted development, not requiring an application for planning permission, provided conditions are met. The planning rules for porches are applicable to any external door to the dwelling and Mainstream Windows can assist with any necessary liaison with local planners, if required.
Whatever your home needs, Mainstream’s expert team can advise on the construction of your new porch. This can involve a dwarf-wall brick base, low-maintenance Upvc infill panels or using full-height glass for extra light. Porches are also available with polycarbonate, glass or even tiled roofs to suit your specifications.
Our service includes matching your existing brickwork and completing the construction with Upvc guttering, drainpipes, internal finishing and any electrical work required. Mainstream can also supply a choice of GRP composite doors or Upvc door panels to complete your new porch that will provide a flexible and welcome extension to your entrance. Composite doors are available in a wide range of colours and finishes to complement existing windows and doors, providing a smart and secure finishing touch to your new porch. Upvc porches are a relatively inexpensive home improvement that not only enhances the value of your home, but keeps it warmer and more secure too.
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