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Repairing / replacing a 3.4mtr high porch

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by compact, 26 Aug 2015.

  1. compact

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    We have a lovely porch
    https://flic.kr/p/xQEK1Z IMG_20150816_091655.jpg IMG_20150825_200912.jpg

    That is 3.4mtr in total height. Annoyingly with 450 cm of concrete steps and base.

    We want to repair it as ugly and rotten, so ripping it down and rebuilding in a similar style but with a slate roof rather than glass. It is fine for all regs apart that it will be over 3 mtr height rule.
    Other houses on the street have rebuilt in pvc so fairly recently.
    What do you suggest. Go for it and if any complains apply retrospectively (worst case we flatten the roof)
     
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  3. tony1851

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    'wish ours was that nice.
     
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    Yes go for it.
     
  5. freddiemercurystwin

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    tony, I saw this and thought of you!

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  6. compact

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    Thanks for the replies.
    Another question to add on here rather than repeating a new thread.
    We want to extend the porch base to fit a buggy in. The porch design will be wooden, glass sides, 1 door and slate roof.

    Extending the base, we thought either sideways or forwards, my thoughts are
    • Sideways, will have to dig foundations and tie it to the existing with bars, to ensure there is no movement. And movement/sinking could cause the frame or windows to crack..
    • To the front, build up the existing steps in either cinder blocks or concrete, to create a larger base
      • Build new steps in front, but not directly tied into the structure, as there won't be much foundations, so any small movement won't affect the structure.
    Any thoughts, comments or suggestions?
     
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    Deleted as duplicate
     
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    My only advice is build the steps so that you have a tread or a small platform directly beneath the door threshold or sill. The last thing you want is any sort of step down directly outside the door, as in the first image.

    Build up the steps structure with something more (weather) tolerant than cinder blocks or you will regret it.
     
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