Porch and garage design: Getting it right

Porch and garage design can make or break the look of your house; here are the pitfalls to avoid and good design practices to take on board.

In this article we cover:

  • Planning requirements for porches and garages
  • Exemptions for porches and garages for existing homes
  • Typical porch designs and how to get it to match the house
  • Garage design and planning requirements
  • Uses for the porches and garage
  • Typical garage designs, single and double

Leslie O'Donnell

Written by Leslie O'Donnell

Les O’Donnell is a Chartered Architectural Technologist and structural engineer with over 30 years’ experience designing and supervising the construction of new builds. His practice, Landmark Designs, is based in Co Tyrone. All of the information contained in the guide is for information purposes only; professional guidance must be sought for your own specific project.

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