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Add Shelter and a Touch of Class to your Home With a Covered Porch

Here at The Porch Specialist, we are delighted to be able to offer our customers a fantastic range of fully or partially covered porch designs, bringing a classical, almost-countrified aesthetic to any property.

Impress your guests with your handiwork by completing the build yourself, using one of our porch kits. They can be put together when and wherever you want, meaning you will be the master of your own building project.

We handcraft every kit with your individual needs in mind, so if you have been looking for a new, beautiful extension to make a grand entryway to your home and need it made to your specifications, browse our options here and contact us to have it crafted for you today.


Design your own enclosed porch.

We pride ourselves on our wonderful variety of front and back porches for homes all over the UK and the Channel Islands. We even have examples of each, which are easily found on our website in picture format if you wish to see what we have provided to many happy customers over the years we have worked in this industry. 

Looking at some of these stunning designs may even cause inspiration to strike for you. Perhaps they have added a small outdoor seating area that has caught your eye as a new use for your porch, or maybe they have added string lights in the roof as an aesthetic feature and you absolutely have to have them for yours as well?

When your imagination does take over, our online product builder will be ready and waiting to help you create your own covered wood porch. This quick, effective tool allows you to put together all the parts of a porch extension, showing you what a myriad of designs could look like when you choose to add them to your home. No matter if you have plans for a full height porch with a balustrade or a low brick plinth porch with render and mullion panels, our online builder can help you plan every part to your tastes.

Our Covered Porch Types

We have a range of porch types which offer partial or full coverage of front doors, doorsteps and other entryways or exits from your home. All of these can be adapted to suit the look of your property and your own personal tastes as much as you would like:

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

In most cases, none of these covered porch types will require planning permission. However, this rule does change depending on the dimensions of the porch you wish to have installed. To find out more about this, please see our post on getting planning permission for a porch.

Covered Porch Styles

Every covered porch we have can be made into its own style, so that it will fit your home in every way you have imagined. Our team will ensure that every requirement you have is taken into account, too, from the exact angle you want from our roof options, to other porch features such as balustrades, render panels and front beam ends. 

Explore the options you have today and experiment with different ideas for your covered porch, from its roof, truss and beams to the panelling, brick plinth or balustrades, and you are bound to find the design that you have been looking for.

Bespoke Covered Porch Ideas

Often, we will have customers come to us with their own planning drawings already in hand, or their own ideas in mind of what they really want for their covered timber porch. When this happens, we are always ready and willing to accommodate, so that they can have exactly the porch they want. We can do this for you as well, so if there is a design idea out there that you love, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us so we can have a chat about getting it made into a kit.

Brink plinth oak framed porch

Our Covered Porch Kits are Primed for Easy Assembly

When we put your covered porch kit together, everything will be manufactured and prepared to your exact specifications, as well as for a simple and swift build if you have some previous DIY experience. This is achieved through our use of traditional jointing techniques, which allow the installer to slot each part into place, assembling the product in no time at all.

We always aim to offer a little extra of our own help whenever we supply our customers with a kit, by including easy-to-follow instruction manuals with each one. We will also be happy to provide planning drawings when requested.


There are many reasons why homeowners make us their first choice when looking for just the right back or front porch design, which we are more than happy to share with and explain to our customers:

Sustainably Sourced Only – All of our products, no matter the size, style or design, are all made from the same sustainably sourced green oak and Douglas-fir taken from a specially selected site in France. When grown, they are cultivated to be as tall and straight as possible to avoid excess waste in manufacture and we will always plant three new trees for every one that is used in our work. This ensures that we will be able to provide our customers with the high quality products they need for years to come.
We Grade and Check All Timber – We have a team of highly trained and fully qualified carpenters and timber graders ready and waiting to thoroughly check every piece of timber that comes through our workshop. They will ensure that each piece is as strong and unflawed as it should be, as wood with weaknesses or faults may have an impact on the structural integrity of a kit and cannot be used. Any pieces like this that we find will be responsibly recycled instead.
State-of-the-Art Machinery – We use the latest technology to assist in our timber grading, as this equipment can pick up on flaws that the human eye might not spot. We also use machinery which allows for precision accuracy in the manufacturing process, so each part of each kit of the same type will be made in the exact same way, ruling out human error and preventing faults in construction.
We Have Q-Mark Equivalent Products – All of our porches, whether they are covered or not, are made to standards set by Exova BM TRADA. This means you can be sure you are getting one of the highest quality porches available on the market.


We supply a wide range of porch styles all across the UK.

Covered Porch Costs

The cost of a timber porch extension in the UK can vary greatly, depending on a number of different factors. For example, in some cases the cost of a purchase may be based on size, while money may also be added to the price if extra features are required for your porch when you place your order. As such, we have no fully set price for any individual porch type and will calculate the cost of your purchase based on your set specifications.

Close-up of an open porch

β€œBut what about budgeting? How can it be planned?” have to be the next thoughts that come from this information, but there is no need to worry. As part of our customer service, we aim to offer the most competitive prices for porches that we can, helping you to meet your budget wherever possible. When you get in touch to place an order, we can also go over your planned work with you and supply you with an estimated price.

To get started on working out the costs for your dream home improvement feature, all you have to do is give us a call or send an email today and one of our expert team members will come back to you as quickly as they can with what you might expect to pay.

Find Your Ideal Covered Back or Front Porch Design with Us

For a fully or partially covered porch that offers you a timeless design and boundless charm and curb appeal for your UK property, contact our team at The Porch Specialist today.

Your kit will be shipped to you as soon as it has been signed off, and you will be fully in control of your installation once it has reached your location. This cuts down on the costs of labour, and puts you in charge of your own schedule.

No matter what you need to complete the look of your home, we will be able to manufacture it and get it delivered to you. Call or email us today and we can talk about the covered wood or wood-and-brick porch you have your heart set on, before our carpenters get started on making it for you.