Our porch frames and porch kits are designed to be simple and quick to assemble and install. This enables any competent and confident homeowner, with a good level of construction skills, to install a porch themselves, with one person as helper. If you are unsure about your level of ability, we recommend that you use a professional carpenter or builder. Please visit the Q&A page for further information.
Whether you choose to fit the porch yourself, or use a contractor, we are happy to support you or your contractor with advice throughout the process.
Typically, one of our porch kits takes one day to install and one day to roof. This of course doesn't include any preparation of the base or step, or the painting or staining of the finished structure.
We offer two foot options for locating the porch posts - see below
Option A - Galvanised location pads £80 per set of 4
The location pad is screwed to the step or slab and the post drops on top. This offers a secure location and lifts the post clear of any surface water.
Option B - Granite staddle stones price on request
The staddle stone is a good option if you would like to build your step around the porch as shown in the picture, or want your porch to sit higher off the step, or slab. The staddle stone is 23cm high.
The fixing pack includes 50 No5 100mm A2 c/sunk stainless screws for the frame, 15 No4 30mm A2 c/sunk stainless screws and 15 plastic rawl plugs for the base plates, if ordered. 15mm and 25mm spade bits for the counterbore holes and dowel plugs. For additional items you will need to complete the porch, go to the Q&A page.
Each porch is part assembled to make assembly and installation as quick and simple as possible.
The components are packed in a protective crate and delivered direct to your address. The crate is not weather tight, so we do recommend that you unpack and assemble the porch frame as soon as possible to avoid swelling, since this could affect the joints, making assembly difficult.
We supply a fully detailed manufacturing drawing with each order and this illustrates how the porch is assembled. Along with your timber porch, we also supply two sizes of timber plug to cover any screws that are used to assemble the frame and fix the porch frame to the property. We supply 25mm plugs for the rear post, to enable a large headed rawl type bolt to be used and 15mm plugs for all other seen fixings. These are simply glued and inserted and cleaned off with a chisel.
Our porch frames are designed to be screwed together. We offer a fixing pack that includes drill bit, counter bore bits and screws and the option of post location pads, or granite feet, which are shown above. You do not need to purchase these items from us, but we do include them as options when we provide a quote.
Finally, if there are any aspects of our product or service that you are unsure about, please contact us and we would be delighted to answer your questions. You can find our contact details on the 'Contact' page, or call us on 01650 531 389, or email us at email@example.com
The assembly pictures above correspond to the assembly and installation PDF. To download and print this documet, which includes the pictures for easy reference, click the grey 'PDF' button. The document will take you through the steps to assemble and install a typical porch frame and offers additional advice covering roofing and decoration.
"The dimensions were precisely accurate and the fact that David and his team had pre-assembled the whole thing and then disassembled for delivery, numbering each piece individually, meant that even keen amateurs like us could make a very professional looking job of it."
Mr Sear - Nottinghamshire