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Porch with lowered internal door - can I remove the porch?

Postby Cread13 » Mon Jan 10, 2022 4:55 pm

Hi there,

My house was built in 1893 and I think is really quite pretty BUT is has a fairly unsightly uPVC porch added to the front. The porch not only looks horrible but also gets damp in winter and I think also let's a lot of cold into the house as I don't think it's insulated and there is a lot of glass but the internal door (which would have been the front door previously) is not just a wood and glass internal door.

I thought about just ripping the porch off or replacing it with a nice open timber one and then re-installing a proper front door again but when the porch was added, they also raised the driveway so now there are 2 steps down once you open the porch door into the house. If I take the porch off or open it up, is it going to cause issues with having 2 steps down to the front door being exposed to all weathers? Rain? Are there any solutions? I do think I am going to have to do something in the next couple of years as the damp gets worse each year and it can make it a bit cold!

Any thoughts welcome.

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Postby stoneyboy » Tue Jan 11, 2022 10:58 pm

Hi cread13
From you description you will have little choice but to fit another porch.
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