What Are The Benefits Of Having A Porch?

Have you drawn up a possible list of home improvements that you hope to execute ahead of summer? A UPVC or aluminium porch installation should definitely be on your radar if your entranceway has lost its sparkle.

White UPVC Porch

The vast majority of new porch installations are classed as being “permitted developments”, so you therefore won’t have to obtain planning permission before progressing with the project. Building regulations will also be complied with if the porch measures no more than thirty square metres internally, there is no adverse effect on any ramped or levelled access, the design complements your current entrance and the right type of glazed and electrical fittings are used.

You only need to look at the Gallery section of our porches page to see how a porch will elevate the appearance of any entrance, and that’s not all it will do.


As your family grows, you lose space in the home. While a porch doesn’t provide the volume of spaciousness provided by an extension, there’s enough floor space for it to house various items, typically hats, scarves, coats, shoes etc. Keeping them in this dedicated area will free up space elsewhere.


Is your home security up to scratch? It needs to be if you want to frustrate thieves and a porch will aid your cause as when built using UPVC or aluminium it will prove extremely resilient. Modern porches also come with numerous security-led features including dog bolts, a multi-point locking system and anti-bump/snap cylinders.

Energy efficiency

It is frustrating when the rest of your interior feels warm, but your hallway gets incredibly draughty during cold spells. Any draughtiness will disappear once a porch has been integrated into your property as it carries a high energy rating and is capable of keeping the weather away from your living space.


People love porches and that includes house buyers. When chosen well, there’s something very grand about them and it could lure buyers into taking a strong interest in your home if you ever decide to sell up. Anyone who comes to value the house will also account for its presence when pricing it.

Put a porch order in NOW

Summer isn’t too far away and Orion Windows can provide you with one of our porches in time for its arrival. Pick out the porch you love at our York showroom.



We invite you to join us at our showroom in York, to browse our many products in person and speak with our team of advisors and designers about your next home improvement project.


Want to speak with an Advisor? Give us a call on 01904 690881

Our friendly team will be pleased to help with any questions you may have.

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