A wooden porch attached the outside of a home

Porches have a number of uses, for the place to dash into out of the rain while you find your door keys, a place to lock so you can clearly see who is at your door, or even the place where the kids leave shoes so they don’t drag all that pesky dirt in. So which type of porch is right for your home? We’re sure it’ll be a timber porch!

The Simple Open Porch

The most basic porch is usually the most eye-catching. So if you are thinking small, why not look at an open porch! This style of porch is usually open at the front and sides with a simple canopy over the door with two timber pillars at the front.
This style can feature a flat canopy or a bespoke peaked canopy (by far our favourite) depending on the style you are looking for for your home. If you are looking for a touch of something more structured with an open front we can build up brick sides to increase the design. Keeping these sides to waist height will keep the openness of the porch while adding a little extra protection from the elements.

The Full Timber Porch

Perhaps you are considering a more grand affair for your porch! If you have the space on the front of your home, there is no better way to make use of the space than adding a porch. Larger, fully sealed porches make a great addition of space to the interior of your home, alongside being an extra security feature before you open your front door.
A larger porch offers you additional space before entering your home. You can either use this as a space to greet guests before welcoming them inside, or as a place to leave outdoor clothing such as shoes and coats. Our team can even go as far as building in a unique coat and shoe storage facility if you do not want them on permanent show.
The full porch also offers you a space for a built-in, bespoke bench, acting as a place to sit and remove your shoes at the end of a long day.
Bespoke timber porches will typically be made using our sustainable Accoya wood, combined with A-rated windows, enabling you to keep the space as energy-efficient as the rest of the house.
Just like your main front door, the highest level of security can be built into your porch door. This can help you to increase the security of your home. Keeping your porch locked allows you to enter the porch to see who is at the door before you have to completely open it, allowing you to formally access someone’s identity.

For more information on our bespoke porches please get in touch with a member of our expert team. For more inspiration head over to our latest blogs.