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Adding Quaint Charm with a Wooden Bungalow Porch

Here at The Porch Specialist, we are proud to provide beautiful, traditionally made oak and timber porch kits that fit on a variety of property types in the UK. So, if you have been thinking of installing a bungalow porch in order to add a quaint but classic look to your home’s entrance, we can provide you with a ready-made kit that contains everything you need.

Our porch kits make you the master of your own build, because you’ll be in complete control of when and where the porch is built from the moment the work is signed off and your product is delivered. This will even save you money in the long term because you’ll finish the project yourself, rather than relying on third party labour.

We’ll make everything you need to your exact specifications too, so if you’ve been searching for a porch to add charm (and potentially value) to your bungalow property, we can get a kit ready for you. Explore our range of options here if you’d like some ideas, or get in touch with us right away if you already know which porch will suit your home best.

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Our Bungalow Porch Designs

We have a wide variety for customers to choose from whenever they’re considering adding a porch to their bungalow. Each of these come with their own specific features, such as balustrades or wooden railings, posts which act as columns, or brick walls which can be built up to fully enclose the porch. Once you’ve selected your design, you’ll be able to add to it and adapt it to suit your own tastes.

The porch designs we have available for bungalows are listed here:

  • Wall Mounted Porches
  • Wall and Floor Mounted Porches
  • Low Brick Plinth Porches
  • High Brick Plinth Porches
  • Full Height Porches

Each of these designs can be used for a back or front porch extension, and all of them are available in either Douglas-fir timber or green oak framing.

Our Style Options for Bungalow Porches

Each porch we provide comes with a gable end design as standard, but the parts available in your kit can be made and adapted to suit different styles. This means you’ll be receiving a porch which fits both your own personal tastes and the aesthetics of your home, so if you own a property in the country and feel a low brick plinth porch with wooden balustrades or a railing would look best, we can ensure your kit reflects this. Conversely, if you live in the suburbs with your family and need a fully enclosed porch to store coats and shoes, we’ll also be happy to provide you with everything you need.

Explore the options we offer and think of what you’d like most for your new home improvement feature. Whether you need porch posts for columns, a higher roof pitch to match an original property design, or think a King Post design for the front will decorate the space above your front door exactly as you’d like, we are certain that we can make it for you.

Producing Bespoke Designs for Bungalow Porches

Customers often come to us with an idea already in mind for their ideal bungalow porch and we are always delighted to help when they do. Whether you have an idea for a bespoke oak frame porch that will wrap around the back of your property with porch posts acting as columns, or need a small, wall mounted timber canopy but would prefer something different to our available roof designs, we can help. 

We will build your kit exactly as you would like it, so please don’t hesitate to contact us with a design you’d like just because you don’t see it available on our website. We can work with you to bring your bungalow porch idea to life.

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Our Bungalow Porch Kits are Primed for Easy Assembly

We set out to make every kit exactly as our customers have specified, with each of their individual requirements taken into account during production. As such, if they need a front porch which blends in seamlessly with a modern bungalow design, that is what we’ll make, while a customer looking for a small wrap around porch to set out a seating area for their garden will receive their ideal space. 

We even prepare each kit we make for a quick, simple assembly and installation, which shouldn’t prove too much trouble for a customer with previous DIY experience. This is achieved by making each part using a series of traditional jointing techniques, which involves cutting the frames so that each piece slots neatly together. To help you along when the time comes for installation, we’ll also provide you with an easily-followed instruction manual, and planning drawings are always available upon request.

Will a Bungalow Porch Require Planning Permission?

Whether or not a porch needs planning permission all depends on the size. If your porch is over a certain number of square metres in floor area, or over a certain number of metres in height, it’s highly likely that your porch will need planning permission. This is because it will then be considered an extension in its own right, rather than permitted development. As such, if you choose to build a small wrap around porch for your bungalow rather than a porch which only covers your back or front door, then you’re more likely to need permission from your local authority.

To find out more about planning permission for porches attached to houses or bungalows, please see our advice post. We also have advice available on factors to consider when building a porch, so if there’s anything else you feel you need to check first, read through and find out.

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Our work has reached even the farthest corners of the UK and the Channel Islands, and our gallery is stocked with pictures from places our porches are in use. Take a look for yourself and see just some of the designs asked for by our happy customers; who knows, perhaps inspiration will strike for your very own bungalow porch design as well?

If you explore this range of past designs, you may find that there is a design you know would be ideal, as long as a few modifications are made first. Perhaps you’d prefer a wooden railing or balustrade instead of a brick wall? Maybe you’d prefer to protect your front door from the elements more and would like it to be a bit more enclosed? In these or any other cases, our product builder will be ready and waiting for you to use.

This quick, clever tool is free to use and is available on every product page we have on our website. It shows you every feature of every design we have, so you can mix and match parts as you’d like them to look for your home. All you’ll need to do is choose the porch design you want and add in all the stylish aspects, making it as modern or traditional, or simple or elaborate, as you want.

Why Choose The Porch Specialist?

We love what we do, and we’re glad to say that there are many reasons customers make us their first choice for the front porch or back porch that completes the look of their property. We’re always willing to explain these reasons to new customers as well, so you can see why we’re ranked among the top oak and timber construction firms in the UK:

Sustainably Sourced Wood: All of our products are made from the finest green oak and Douglas-fir timber we have available, all of which is grown sustainably on a specially designated site in France. For every tree used in our work, three more will be planted, so we can ensure a steady supply of masterfully made products for years to come.

Minimising Waste: Every tree grown for our products is cultivated to be as tall and straight as possible, so less of the wood is wasted during the manufacturing process.

Expert Timber Grading: When the timber reaches our site, it will be thoroughly inspected by our team of highly trained and fully qualified carpenters and timber graders. They’ll meticulously check each piece for weaknesses, flaws or faults which could impact on a kit’s structural integrity. If any are found, the affected timber will be responsibly recycled. This ensures that only the strongest wood available goes into our work.

The Latest Technology: Our work process is assisted by state-of-the-art technology. This includes machinery that offers pinpoint accuracy when inspecting our timber, picking up cracks and other faults that the human eye would miss, and modern equipment which allows for complete precision when cutting each part of a kit’s frame. This also rules out human error, so every part of each product we make will always be perfectly made.

Q-Mark Equivalency: Each porch extension we make, whether it’s a wall mounted design, or a fully enclosed, full height porch, is crafted to the standards set out by Exova BM TRADA. This means that you can be sure that the grand new entrance to your home, or the charming feature that completes the way to your garden, has been crafted to industry standards and nothing less.

Bungalow Porch Costs

How much it will cost to build a porch for your bungalow depends on a number of different factors, and can vary greatly because of them. For example, the size and style of your chosen porch can make the difference in how much you’ll pay when you place your order. As such, we cannot offer a complete set of full prices for the cost of our porches, and all the quotes we provide will be based on your individual requirements and specifications.

We understand that this may leave you worried because you need to plan your bungalow porch into your budget. But there is no need for this, because we won’t simply be leaving you to work out the cost by yourself. We’ll work closely with you to work out any estimated price for the work that needs to be carried out, and we are more than happy to offer competitive prices if you bring a cheaper estimate to us. 

If you’d like to get started on planning your porch into your budget, get in touch with us on the phone or send us an email with your list of specifications. One of our expert team members will get back to you as soon as possible with a quote for what you’d like.

Buy and Build Your Ideal Home Improvement Feature

If you’ve been searching for a porch that perfectly matches your bungalow and offers you all the space or decorative elements you need, The Porch Specialist is here to help you find exactly the right one.

We’ll work with you to make and manufacture each part of your porch kit, to your specifications and with all requirements taken into consideration. This ensures that your porch is designed exactly as you have asked for it, and keeps our work friendly to your budget.

Contact our team today and one of our members of staff will be happy to start discussing your porch needs for the entrance to your home. Then, once we have a complete list of what you’d like and you’ve placed your order, we’ll let our carpenters know to start work on putting a kit together.