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Everything you need to know about Porches!

Here at The Porch Specialist, we have years of experience handcrafting wooden porches this puts us in an excellent position to help you choose the best porch for your property.

You will never find a more aesthetically pleasing, easily installed or cost-effective addition to your home than an oak or Douglas-fir wood porch. This is why, as experts in the design and manufacture of durable, high quality timber porches, we at The Porch Specialist make it our aim to teach our customers everything we can about them, helping them to make an informed decision for their property.

Below, we have set out a guide on all you need to know about our porches, from the designs and styles that we offer, to information on costs and our materials. Explore here to discover what goes into our products, or get in touch with us right away to begin purchasing your very own.


Our Porch Styles

We are ready and waiting to create any type of porch for any location on your property. Whether you need a stylish new front porch with a curved front eaves beam in its roof to give your house a timeless, almost countrified curbside appeal, or the rear porch you have always wanted to give your back garden a sheltered space, we design and create our porch kits to fit any given location.

Both our front and rear wooden porches are manufactured using state-of-the-art machinery to ensure precision and accuracy in every part, keeping every kit the same in terms of quality. They are built with traditional jointing techniques, too, meaning that they will always be delivered ready for a quick and easy assembly. If you have had some experience in DIY projects before, you should be able to put your very own oak or timber porch together with little to no trouble.

We have a wide range of porch styles available. Click through to view all the different options and find out which one will suit your property the best.

View some of our Porch Styles


Porch Articles From Our Blog

We like to keep our blog up to date with all the latest information on porches. So if your looking for advice on planning permission, porch trends and how-to guides then head over to our blog to read more.


Types of Porches

We are ready and waiting to create any type of porch for any location on your property. Whether you need a stylish new front porch with a curved front eaves beam in its roof to give your house a timeless, almost countrified curbside appeal, or the rear porch you have always wanted to give your back garden a sheltered space, we design and create our porch kits to fit any given location. 

Both our front and rear wooden porches are manufactured using state-of-the-art machinery to ensure precision and accuracy in every part, keeping every kit the same in terms of quality. They are built with traditional jointing techniques, too, meaning that they will always be delivered ready for a quick and easy assembly. If you have had some experience in DIY projects before, you should be able to put your very own oak or timber porch together with little to no trouble.

Front Porch

Add some kerb appeal to your property with a traditional porch.

Rear Porch

Create a shady space to relax in you back garden this summer.


Our Porch Costs

Costs for wooden porches in the UK can vary greatly, depending on a number of different factors. These may include the type of porch that you are looking for, the style it comes in, and if there are any bespoke design features that you wish to have added. As such, the costs of our porches are based on what you are looking for, for your own house. 

But there is no need to worry about what this may mean for your budget, because every price we have can be competitively matched, and we are always here to help you plan the cost of your work out. Contact us today for a quote on what you would like added to your home, or see our page on bespoke design quotes if you would like a little something extra but need to know how much it will be.


Our High Quality Materials

Everything we sell comes from the highest quality green oak and Douglas-fir trees we have available. Grown sustainably from a site in rural France, our trees are grown to be as tall and strong as they need to be to give your house a long-lasting, hardwearing porch that will remain an ideal addition for years to come. Keeping the trees tall, strong and straight-trunked also means that we can use as much of them as possible, minimising waste and allowing us to create as many porch kits as our customers would like.

When the timber is brought to our workshops on our site, the first people the wood will see will be our expert timber graders and highly skilled carpenters. They will check it thoroughly for warps, faults or defects which may prevent a completed kit from reaching its full potential. Flawed wood can have an impact on the structural integrity of our products, so we will instead responsibly recycle any piece which does not meet our standards.


Frequently Asked Questions

Will Your Porch Need Planning Permission?

One of the first things you must always consider before planning any work on your property is whether or not it will need planning permission. Fortunately, you will be in luck if you choose to add charm and value to your home with a porch, as these rarely ever need permission from your local authority before you begin work. There are some exceptions to this, however, which you can find out more about by visiting our article on porch planning permission.

Can You Create Your Own Porch Design?

Many of our customers come to us with a design for their house and porch already in mind, and we will be more than happy to accommodate requests. Whether there is an oak porch with a 40 degree roof canopy pitch that you would like to add a twist to, or one made from Douglas-fir wood that has a dwarf wall you want to match with the walls of a home, we can prepare it for you. Our online porch builder has the widest selection of choices on the UK market, so take a look through and explore to find what you love most.

Can I Build It Myself?

When you choose to buy one of our porch kits to install on your property, you will also be buying yourself back time and money that may have been spent unnecessarily. A porch kit makes you the master of your own work, as you will be able to decide when to start your project and when to finish it. You will also be able to save on the costs of labour, as you will not have to hire anyone to do the job on your behalf.
To help give you control, we will provide easy-to-follow instructions with your kit, and we will always make planning drawings available upon request. Once the plans have been signed off for your made-to-order work, your purchase should be delivered and ready for installation within 6-8 weeks.


Contact Us for Your Perfect Porch Today

If you have been searching for the timber or oak porch you know will complete the look of your home, from its elegant, classical style to its sturdy, weather-resistant frame design, then you have come to the right place. 

The Porch Specialist has everything you could ever want or need from a porch in the UK, whether that is a purely wall-mounted design to greet your guests as they enter your property, a floor and wall mounted rear porch to create a covered area for your back garden space, or even a bespoke make of your own choosing. We can create it all for you, and make it a kit that keeps you as the master of your own build.

Get in touch with us today and we can start discussing your exact specifications, so we can give you what you need to build the porch of your dreams.