The construction of a porch built at ground level with a floor area of no more than 30 square metres is normally exempt from Building Regulations approval, provided that any glazing and fixed electrical installation complies with the applicable requirements of the Building Regulations (i.e. Part K - ‘Protection from falling, collision and impact’ and Part P - ‘Electrical Safety’ for England only) (Part N - ‘Glazing’ and Part P - ‘Electrical Safety’ relevant to Wales).

In addition, for a porch to be exempt from Building Regulations approval, the front entrance door between the existing house and the new porch must remain in place, and where the house has ramped or level access for disabled people, it is essential that the porch must not adversely affect the access.

Learn more on the Planning Portal.