Create Your Ideal Entrance with a Side Porch

At The Porch Specialist, we understand that it can be difficult to find a porch that transforms the look of your property and still suits your home if you’re limited by space. This is why we’re prepared to create a kit for your very own side porch, allowing you the look you want for your home while saving on space.

We’ll provide you with everything you need to complete your own installation, done quickly and simply, at a price you’ll be quoted based on the dimensions and features you’d like for your design. This means you can guarantee it will stay within your budget.

Explore the porch options we have available here, or get in touch with us right away to get started on ordering the kit you need for your planned project.


Our Side Porch Kit Designer

If you’re in need of some inspiration before you start work on your home’s perfect side entrance, then you might want to take a look at our gallery. It’s packed with pictures from across the UK and the Channel Islands, showing you exactly what we can make and achieve for your own property. 

If you like one of these designs but want to make modifications so it suits your home completely, we can even help with this as well. Our free, online product builder is ready and waiting on every product page for you to use. This quick, clever tool can bring up any number of features you’d like for your own kit, giving you the chance to see how it would look before you commit to a porch design and place an order.

By using the product builder and carefully selecting every feature, you’ll be guaranteeing yourself a porch extension you’re completely happy with at the end of the work.

Side Porch Designs

We are prepared to offer a range of small porch designs and styles to frame your home’s side entrance, or to create a completely new and enclosed entrance to your property if you’re looking to redesign the front of your home and relocate your front door.

Here, we’ve suggested some of the designs you’ll most often see made into a small porch for a property’s side entrance:

Each of these porch designs can be made in green oak or Douglas-fir timber.

Bespoke Designs for Side Porches

Sometimes, our customers will have their own porch ideas in mind and will ask if we can make something bespoke for them. We’re always happy to help them with this, and we can do the same for you as well. So, if you have an idea in mind but you cannot see it on our web pages, please don’t hesitate to contact us and ask. We’re confident that we’ll be able to create your bespoke porch design.

Priming Side Porch Kits for an Easy Assembly

Each of our porch extension kits are primed for a quick, simple assembly when carried out by someone who has had some previous DIY experience. We do this by crafting each kit using a series of traditional jointing techniques, which allows the pieces of the frame to slot neatly together.

To help you on your building project, we will also include an easy-to-follow instruction manual and we’ll always make planning drawings available on request.

Will a Side Porch Need Planning Permission?

As they tend to be small porches that fall within a certain number of square metres in floor area, you’re more likely to find that a side porch extension will not need planning permission. However, there are other guidelines that you may wish to check before beginning any work. For instance, some local planning offices may need to give permission before you change a house front. 
To find out more about regulations and restrictions in your local area, please contact your local building authority. To learn about the dimensions you can build a porch to without the need for planning permission, please see our advice here.

Porch canopy at Manor Farm Court

Side Porch Ideas in the UK

You might have decided to build a porch for your property, but you might not have fully decided what you’ll do with the new, small space it will create when it’s finished. In these cases, we’ll be glad to provide a few professional suggestions:

  • If the porch is fully enclosed, you may decide to install hooks for coats and place a rack for shoes inside, creating a storage area before you enter your living room
  • You may choose to install lights for practical reasons, or security
  • You might decide to place a bench or another form of seating there, so you can look out on your front garden
  • You’ll be able to decorate your side entrance with statues and plants
  • You’ll be able to paint the wood of your new porch extension so that it suits the rest of your property and your own tastes
  • You can use the porch as a safe spot for couriers and the postman to leave packages, without fear of them being seen

Why Choose a Side Porch Kit from Us?

We love what we do and we are proud to provide products of exceptional quality for homes across the UK. There are many reasons customers have made us their number one choice for both large and small porch ideas, and we’ve listed some of these here for your consideration as well:

Sustainable Products: Our side porch kits are all made from the highest quality green oak and Douglas-fir timber we have available. This has all been sourced from a specially designated site in France, where three trees will always be planted in place of one which has been used in our work. This keeps our products sustainable and ensures we have a supply to make new kits for years to come.
Thorough Timber Grading: We have a team of dedicated carpenters and timber graders working on our site and they will meticulously check each piece of wood we have for flaws or faults. These could affect the structural integrity of a kit, and can’t be used in manufacture. Instead, any pieces like this that are found will be responsibly recycled.
Precision Frame Cutting: We use the most efficient technology to manufacture each side porch kit, ensuring each frame is cut in a perfect and precise fashion. This means that each part will fit exactly as it’s meant to and rules out human error.
Our Q-Mark Certified Process: Our work is conducted to the standards and regulations set by BM TRADA, one of the strictest and most respected certification panels in the UK. As such, you may rest assured that the kit for your porch extension has been manufactured to industry standards and nothing less.


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

Install Your Perfect Home Improvement Feature Today

If you’ve been searching for home decorating ideas to offer your property curb appeal, but you know you’re limited by space or the shape of your home, then a small side porch extension from The Porch Specialist might just be the solution.

We can craft the kit you need, to your exact specifications, and have it delivered anywhere in the UK as soon as the work has been signed off. You’ll be able to start work on your very own installation project right after this.

Contact us today if there’s anything else you need to know. Our team will be glad to help you make your porch ideas a reality.