Build Your Own Stunning Oak or Timber Lean-To Porch

The Porch Specialist is proud to offer customers their pick of designs, whenever they’re looking for a DIY project and wish to add a lean-to porch to their property. 

We can offer you the porch kit you need, expertly made to your exact specifications, and you’ll be in complete control of the work once it’s been signed off and delivered. We’ll also deliver anywhere in the UK, and because you’ll have picked every feature yourself, it’ll even come at a price to suit your budget.

Browse through the options we have available on our website to see if inspiration strikes for your new front porch or back porch, or contact us right away if you know exactly what you need for the new entrance to your home.



Our gallery is stocked with pictures from across the UK and the Channel Islands, demonstrating exactly what we can provide in the way of a front or back porch for a property. By exploring these options, you might even come across the perfect entrance to your own home.

You may also come across a porch which offers you most of what you need, but could be made even better with a few adaptations. For example, you may decide that a small canopy design will look better with king post braces than with curved braces, that the roof pitch needs altering, or that a low brick plinth design will be more appealing with balustrading. When this happens, we know you’ll want to avoid the frustration and hassle of noting down and ordering every part separately on paper, so we’ve created a product builder that can do it all for you instantly.

This quick, clever online tool is free and ready to use on each of our product pages, so no matter which design you’d like, you’ll be able to get a quote for it in no time. You’ll even be able to mix and match ideas, so you can decide which looks best for your home.

Our Wooden Lean-To Porch Designs

Our most typical designs come with a gable end roof design, but these are easily adapted to suit your needs when you have a lean-to porch in mind for your home. The porch you pick will instead be crafted with a roof that slopes forwards, away from your home, giving it the famous “leaning” appearance. 

From our range, the most popular designs to craft into lean-to porches include:

Our Style Options for Your Lean-To Porch

Take a look at our gallery for some inspiration. 

Once you have picked the basic design for your new wooden porch entrance, you will be free to choose the features and elements that will complete the look. We’ll make these to your exact specifications, so you’ll be guaranteed the product you’ve asked for.

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For Bespoke Lean-To Porch Ideas

It’s common for customers to come to us with ideas already in mind for an entrance to their home or garden. When this happens, we’re more than prepared to help them put the idea together. So, if you have plans in mind for a bespoke front porch or back porch, we’re confident that we can help. 

Our Lean-To Porch Kits are Primed for Easy Assembly

Each of our kit designs, no matter if it’s a simple wooden canopy or a full height, fully enclosed porch, will have been prepared for the quickest assembly possible. If you’ve had some previous DIY experience, you should have little trouble putting together your own porch from our range. This is because we use a series of traditional jointing techniques in the work process, which allow for each part of the frame to slot neatly together during the building and installation.

If you know you’ll require some assistance putting the kit together, each one will come with its own instruction manual. Planning drawings are also available upon request.

Will a Lean-To Porch Need Planning Permission?

In most cases, porches will fall under the category of permitted development and will not need planning permission. As long as the structure is built on the ground floor and has a floor area under 3 square metres, it should not need Building Regulations Approval, either.

However, this will only apply if your front or back porch is small enough to adhere to the guidelines set out for building structures onto your home. To find out if your planned project fits the requirements, please see our post on needing planning permission for a porch.

Why Purchase Lean-to-Porches from Us?

We love what we do, and we are happy to be the first choice for customers across the UK when they’re in need of oak and timber-frame porch kits. We believe that we’re just the right company to provide your ideal home improvement feature, too, and we’ve listed just some of the reasons why below:

We Sustainably Source Our Materials: Our products are all crafted from sustainable green oak and Douglas-fir timber, which we source from a specially designated site in France. For every tree used in one of our kits, we’ll ensure that three more are planted in its place.
We Carry Out Thorough Timber Grading: Our master carpenters and timber graders will meticulously check each piece of wood that arrives at our workshop. If any are found to have flaws that could affect structural integrity, the pieces will be responsibly recycled. This means that our kits, from the canopy designs to the full height options, are all made from the strongest wood available.
We Use Modern Technology: In our timber grading work, state-of-the-art machinery helps us to identify small cracks and other imperfections the human eye could miss. When we cut the frames of a kit, we will also use up-to-date equipment to ensure the pieces are cut to consistent perfection each time.
We Have Q-Mark Equivalency: Each kit we make is crafted to the standards set by Exova BM TRADA, so you will always receive a product made to industry guidelines.


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

Find Your Ideal Timber-Frame or Oak Lean-To Porch Today

If you’d like the easiest way to build a charming front porch that can offer protection from the elements, or would like a back porch that can be used for extra garden storage when you need it, an oak or timber-frame lean-to porch kit from us is the perfect solution.

Contact our team today and we’ll be ready and waiting to discuss what you’d like. No matter if it’s large or small, or open or more closed in, we’re certain that we can get it ready for you to install at your leisure.