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Stylish porches in Bristol and Bath

A well designed porch will add kerb appeal and value to your Bristol or Bath property. Whether you require a modular uPVC porch, a brick wall and tiled roof porch or something completely unique – we can design and build it for you.

We only use quality materials in all of our porch construction and only fit our high specification windows and doors. All our porches come with a comprehensive ‘insurance backed’ 10 year guarantee, giving you peace of mind for the whole of the porch – including the base, all products and building work.


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The multi-point locking (Anti-Bump, Anti-Pick, Anti- Drill, Anti-Snap, Anti-Extraction) system comes as standard. All our conservatories come with a 10 year security pledge which means we will replace any damaged window or door which has been forced open via the locking system by an intruder.

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Transform the look of your home with a Polar Bear porch – they also offer extra space, greater energy efficiency and top-of-the-range security. Our porch design will be bespoke and you can choose from a range of roof shapes, brick walls and aluminium or uPVC frame and window options.

We make it easy for you to create the entrance you’re looking for. One of our Polar Bear designers will visit you at home to give you expert advice tailored to your specific circumstances. They’ll show you the range of styles, colours, glass options and decorative effects that you can choose to make your Bristol or Bath porch unique. Once you’ve decided what you want, they’ll measure up and give you an accurate quote.


Our premium sprayed colour service gives you an almost unlimited amount of colour options.

Choose from the extensive RAL range of colours and make your Bristol porch truly unique!

Whether you require a modular upvc porch, a brick wall and tiled roof porch, or something completely unique, Polar Bear Windows can design and build it for you. Here is just a selection of styles to complement your Bristol or Bath home.

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      + Frequently Asked Questions

      How much do porches cost in the UK?

      The average price for a porch made of brick has a concrete floor, partial glazing, tiled roof, and a composite door is about £8000.

      Does adding a porch add value?

      A porch creates extra space which can be used as storage or simply to create a grander entrance. What's more, is, a porch can add another layer of security to your front door, which also might encourage buyers.

      How hard is it to build a porch?

      Adding a roof to a porch can be a complicated project and hard work. Typically, a porch will have a roof over it because it's already part of the house. You will need a couple of helpers to build a porch, as this project definitely demands more skill and physical conditioning than building a typical deck project. Building regulations must be met and depending on your local council, planning permission might also be required.

      How much does a uPVC front porch cost?

      A supply-only, self-assembled UPVC porch can cost around £4,000. This includes a uPVC frame, full-height glass sides, and a double-glazed door. A fully fitted 3m2 sized porch with some brickwork, a UPVC exterior door, 2 side windows, base & roof is likely to cost around £8,000 in Bristol.

      What is the purpose of a porch?

      Porches are an excellent way to modernize and enhance the front of a home. Not only do they add practicality by providing extra space, they provide enhanced security and are especially useful in winter; normally when you open the front door – cold rushes into the house but with a porch, the cold air is better contained in the poach area.

      What is the definition of a porch?

      It is a covered area adjoining an entrance to a building that usually has a separate roof.

      How do you build a brick porch?

      1. Mark the patio edges. Use stakes and a mason's line to create layout lines for the patio.
      2. Slope the strings.
      3. Excavate the area.
      4. Add a gravel base.
      5. Install the paver edging.
      6. Add the sand layer.
      7. Lay the first row of bricks.
      8. Lay the remaining bricks.
      9. Install the roof.
      10. Install the windows and the door.
      11. Put plaster, electrics, and finishing touches as required.

      Does a porch need foundations?

      A porch is a relatively small structure that can be attached to your house, providing an area outside for entertaining guests. It needs to be built on a foundation and it also needs special sealing at places where it meets other parts of your home.

      How much does it cost to build a porch?

      The answer depends on many factors, but you can expect your budget will vary dramatically depending on the size of your project. A small and basic do-it-yourself porch may only be around £3600 to £7200 while an elaborate large porch costs £20,000!

      How big can you build a porch without planning permission?

      Adding a porch to any external door of your house is considered to be permitted development, not requiring an application for planning permission, depending on the size of the porch and local regulations. Contact your local building authority to double-check.

      What is the maximum size you can build without planning permission?

      six metres
      The permitted development rules have recently been relaxed, allowing you to build an extension without planning permission of up to six metres (or eight metres if your house is detached). Regulations can change from one year to another so always check with your local council/ building authority before starting any work.

      Does a small porch need planning permission?

      Thankfully for most porch designs, planning permission isn't required. If you live in a house, the work is considered permitted development, providing that the ground floor area does not exceed three square metres, measured externally and that no part of the porch is within two metres of the front boundary and the highway. Regulations can change from one year to another so always check with your local council/ building authority before starting any work.