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Small Porches for Space-Saving Home Improvement

At The Porch Specialist, we understand that not every home has space for the largest possible DIY builds and decoration. That’s why we’re just as happy to provide our customers with a small porch kit that’s just right for the space they have, without any compromises on the quality of the timber frames.

By ordering a small porch to build from us, you’ll also be saving yourself time and money that might have otherwise been spent on unnecessary labour and the work of a larger project, so you can take pride in your new, cost-effective home improvement feature. Admire the work you’ve finished with your own two hands, and know that our competitive pricing and swift service has saved you money as well.

We craft every kit to the exact needs and specifications of our customers, so if you’ve been searching for just the right porch to suit your space, we’ll be able to make it for you in the dimensions you need. Browse the range of options that we have here, or contact us right away to start placing an order if you already have your ideal porch in mind.

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Our Small Porch Designs

We have a variety of wood porch types to choose from, and we can create any of them to be as large or as little as you would like. We’ll then be fully prepared to adapt them further when you have chosen the model you know will suit your home best, keeping every part of the design exactly as you have asked for in your specifications. 

Our small back and front porch designs include the following:

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

Each type of porch listed here is available in either oak or Douglas-fir timber.

Our Style Options for Small Porches

Each small porch we provide will have a gable end design, but each feature and part can be adapted into the style that suits your tastes and your property the most. This lets them blend in seamlessly with any type of property, whether you’re looking at adding a front porch to an older cottage in the country, or need a back porch for a modern, redbrick house in the suburbs. 

Our team can ensure that everything you ask for goes into your chosen design, so your small porch will always be styled exactly as you have imagined. So, whether you’ve got your eye on a low brick plinth design and want it styled with render and mullion panels, or want a wall-mounted porch with curved braces and convex front beam ends, we can get it ready for you to build in your own time.

Take a look at the range of oak and timber-framed porch designs we offer, and consider the style that you most want for your home. We are certain that we’ll have something to match it.

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Bespoke Ideas for Small Porches

Often, customers will come to us with a design already in mind and planning drawings already in hand for the porch that they’d like on their property. When this happens we are more than willing to accommodate, so if you’d like to request a bespoke front or back porch for your property, please don’t hesitate! We’ll build the kit for you exactly as you have asked, so you can soon stand back and admire the space around your back or front door in the knowledge that you not only put together and installed the porch by yourself, you also designed it.

Our Small Porch Kits are Primed for Easy Assembly

We make sure that every product kit we provide for our customers is set out exactly to their specifications, and with every requirement they have taken into consideration. These kits are even prepared for a swift, simple build and installation that shouldn’t prove much trouble if you’ve had some previous DIY experience.

Our small porch kits are all made using a series of traditional jointing techniques, with every part of the porch frame cut and crafted so that the pieces easily slot together. This allows you to put the product together, before you install it over your front or back door.

We want to do everything we can to help you get the small porch you need for your home, so our help doesn’t stop the moment your product is delivered. We provide an easy-to-follow instruction manual with every kit, and we’ll be happy to supply you with planning drawings

Will Your Small Porch Need Planning Permission?

When it comes to the question of planning permission, the size of the porch you want to build is the key to getting your answer. Fortunately as you are intending to build a small porch, it’s unlikely that you will need planning permission.

If a porch is over a certain number of square metres in terms of floor area, or over a certain number of metres in height, it will need to be signed off and agreed to by your local building authority before you can begin work. To find out more about this, please see our post on planning permission for porches. If you’d like to learn more about other things you should consider before adding a porch extension to your property, you can also see our advice on factors you should consider before building a porch.

Our Product Builder

We are passionate about what we do, and we’ve had the privilege of helping happy customers across the UK and Channel Islands get the wood porch they need for their property. We even have examples of each that you can browse through in our gallery, so feel free to browse through our picture selection to see if inspiration strikes for your design as well.

If you come across a small porch type that you know is just right for your home but you’d like to add some personal touches that aren’t present in the design you can see, our product builder can easily rectify that. This quick, efficient online tool is ready and waiting on every product page we have, showing you every feature available for our porch kits, so you can choose each individual part that goes into your purchase.

Why Choose Us?

We are proud of the work we carry out, and we’re very happy to say that there are many reasons customers come to us for their perfect front or back porch. We’re also more than willing to explain these reasons to you, to help you make the most informed decision when choosing a firm to purchase from:

Sustainably Sourced Only: Whether you’re looking for a back or front porch, and no matter what design or style you choose, you can be certain that the wood used will have been sustainably sourced. Our products are produced from the finest green oak and Douglas-fir timber we have available, and all are taken from a specially designated site in France. We also plant three new trees for every one used, ensuring a steady supply for many years to come.

Less Waste: Our trees are all cultivated to be as tall and straight as possible, minimising the amount of wood wasted during the manufacture and crafting process.

Thorough Timber Grading: Each piece of timber we receive will be thoroughly graded and checked in our very own workshops by our team of fully trained and qualified carpenters and timber graders. If any of the pieces are found to have flaws, warps or other weaknesses that could affect a kit’s structural integrity, it will be responsibly recycled.

Modern Technology: Our timber grading is assisted by state-of-the-art machinery, which can pick up on faults which the human eye would otherwise miss. We also use machines during the manufacturing process which allow for precision accuracy when cutting each part of a kit’s frame. This rules out human error in production, and ensures that each kit is perfectly made every time.

We Have Q-Mark Equivalency: Each of our porch designs are crafted to the standards set out by Exova BM TRADA. This means that each kit we make has been produced to industry standard and couldn’t be of higher quality.

How Much Does a Small Porch Cost?

How much it costs to build a small wood porch in the UK can vary by quite an amount, depending on a number of different factors. These factors may be anything from the type of porch that was chosen, to the different features added at the time of purchase. Because of this, we cannot offer any fully set porch prices and all the quotes we provide will be based on individual specifications.

We understand that this may be a worry for you, because you’ll need to plan any porch you want to build into your budget. However, we’re not simply going to leave you to work out the cost of your dream porch by yourself. We are happy to supply competitive prices for every product we make, and can offer estimates on every product you make in our builder or describe to us in a message.

To get started on working out the cost of your planned porch, give us a call or send us an email with your specifications set out today. One of our friendly members of staff will get back to you as soon as possible with a quote for what you need done.

We Can Deliver Charming Results with a Small Porch in the UK

If you’ve been looking for the perfectly sized wood porch to offer charm and curb appeal to your home while fitting in the space that you have available, The Porch Specialist can make the porch kit you need.

We will work hard to manufacture each part to the specifications you set out, and we’ll ship the finished product to your location as soon as the work has been signed off. You’ll be the master of your own building project from the moment it arrives at your door, so you can complete your porch’s installation at a time and pace that suits you.

Get in touch with our team today and we can get started with a discussion on what you would like for your home, before our carpenters get to work on putting together your oak or timber frame porch kit.