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Quality UPVC Porches

With over 25 years experience in building UPVC Porches across Lincolnshire & the East Midlands, we'll make home improvement an enjoyable experience.

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Make an Entrance with a UPVC Porch

You can instantly revitalise the appearance of your home by installing a high quality porch. Not only are UPVC porches a practical entrance to the home, they also offer multiple functions in that they provide excellent storage space and are versatile in size and design. At James Oliver Home Improvements, we offer bespoke designs guaranteed to suit your home style and budget. Having served homeowners in and around Lincolnshire for over 25 years, we are proud to offer the biggest selection of UPVC porches for sale in the area.


Superior Home Security

Contrary to a classic front door, porches give an added aspect of security to your home. As well as the physical component of an extra barrier, our UPVC porches also feature dog bolts, modern multi-point locking systems and hard-wearing finishes what are inaccessible from the outside when locked. We offer a large range of styles to choose from, in addition to a variety of roofing options such as tile and slate so that your home can have improved energy efficiency as well as security. This will give you a porch that invites you in warmly, in keeping with the rest of the house.


The fact that the majority of porch installations don’t require prior consent in terms of building regulations make it even more of a no-brainer to have one fitted as it can be done so quickly and efficiently. More importantly, it will leave your property feeling far more secure as each porch design comes with dog bolts, a multi-point locking mechanism, and a series of anti-bump/snap cylinders. Can your home really afford to be without one?


It’s only when you have a porch fitted that you start to realise just how useful it is as it will come into operation at various times of the day. Each time you or any other family member leaves or enters the house you will find it invaluable for grabbing or storing all those coats, hats, scarves, shoes etc. Whilst you won’t spend much time inside it, whenever you do happen to be within its presence you will find it to be tremendously energy efficient.

Cost Effective

A porch will never rival a conservatory or orangery for extravagance but where it does rank highly is in its affordability. When you weigh up what it costs against its usefulness there really is every reason to own one as it will be utilised time and time again, more so than any home extension. It will also take the burden off other rooms in the house so that they can remain spacious as a porch can easily accommodate plenty of belongings.

Our solid roofs come in two different varieties…

Lightweight Tile

Our lightweight tiles come provided in colours of green, red, umber, ebony and charcoal. When replacing your old roof for a solid roof make sure that you choose a similar colour so that the new roof suits your home as much as the old one.

Lightweight Slate

As time progresses traditional slates tend to take something of a battering from the weather and lose their initial toughness and aesthetic appeal. We have resolved this by creating lightweight slates that look like the real thing, but completely outdo them in terms of enduring strength and resilience. They can be finished in black, brick red, pewter grey, plum and a stone colour.

Colours to Complement

A solid roof should look like it’s always been a part of your home. This will only be the case if you choose an appropriate colour for your solid roof tiles to help it blend in. We have several finishes that will likely be near identical to the colour of any roof tiles so finding a solution should be easy.

Add that extra special finish touch to your porch…

Clear glass may be fine for side frame windows, but you’d be amazed how adding a beautiful bevelled, coloured and leaded glass design can enhance the overall appearance of your porch.

Coloured glass in a variety of appealing shades can be subtly added to the border or positioned in the centre of the unit. The main double glazed windows can also feature an assortment of traditional, diamond or Georgian leaded patterns across the whole of the glass area or simply added to the edges to create stunning visual effects.

Add Bevelled glass in top lights to the mix and you’ll gain an incredible appearance of depth for the ultimate in stylish good looks.

Planning Permission

There’s a good chance that your chosen porch will be regarded as a ‘permitted development’ which basically means that no planning permission requirements will need to be met beforehand. For it to be classed as a ‘permitted development’ it must meet the following criteria: (1) the internal ground floor area does not exceed three square metres; (2) no part of the porch is more than three metres above ground level; (3) no part of the porch is within two metres of any boundary of the dwelling and the highway.

Building Regulations

For a porch to be exempt from building regulations it must measure no more than thirty square metres internally and must have no adverse effect on any ramped or levelled access, whilst also be in keeping with the original front entrance. Any glazing and electrical fittings utilised must also comply with building regulations in order for it to get the go-ahead.

See some of our UPVC projects

Take a look through the UPVC projects we’ve completed for some of our previous happy customers, or visit our projects page for a broader look of other types of projects

Bay Windows & Door

This customer opted for a lattice inspired design bay windows and door. The bay window blends nicely into the exterior of the semi detached house and...


2 x Bifold Doors on Extension

This customer wanted two black contemporary aluminium bifold doors installing in their extension in order to open up the adjacent rooms. This has given the building...


2 Orangery House

Not one but two Victorian orangeries are a welcome addition to this property that is in keeping with its traditional exterior. Both orangeries boast solid roofs...


Extension, Aluminium Windows & Doors

This extension, which houses a gym, enjoys lots of natural light thanks to some roof windows and bifold French doors. We also added smart new aluminium...


Why Choose us?


Proud of our heritage as a local company, we do everything we can to provide local homeowners with quality products. In order to reduce how much UPVC porches cost, we are committed to providing the best products and service for the most affordable price.

Over 17,000 sq. feet in size, our fantastic Lincoln showroom features the biggest selection of full-sized conservatories, doors and windows on display in the area. Fully workable, our displays are designed to allow you to see, touch and feel the quality of our products for yourself; enabling you to make a clearer decision as to what best suits your needs.