Porches custom built to your specifications. Porch extensions are a sensible and affordable build on option to any home. With such an extensive range of designs available, there will always be the perfect solution available at Gilligan Builders. When you decide to extend your home with a porch extension, there will be a few important reasons that have prompted you to make this investment. Security and heat loss will be the main factors.

Brick Built Porches

Most Irish built homes will have a traditional exterior wall finishes such as brick, a render finish or dashed. It is advisable to match your new porch with the existing wall finish of your home. Porches should blend and appear as if it were part of the building. When looking for porch ideas for your home, it’s a good idea to spend time looking around your local area to see what other homeowners have designed.

Porches In Lucan
IMG_0081 (1)This porch in Lucan was an addition to a modern day two storey dwelling. Our customers were trying to achieve a space that afforded them a place to be used for footwear and baby stroller. We also discussed existing brick colours and window materials. We agreed to use a mixture of brick colours to match the existing structure.

White upvc Double Glazed Security Windows with a French Door arrangement that would allow both doors be opened outwards in the warmer seasons and also used as a single door entrance on a daily basis. A solid roof with a Rosemary Roof Tile finish was used here. We also installed 2 down lighters in the ceiling. Externally we installed a double electrical socket for lawnmower and Christmas lighting.

Porch Extension Dunboyne
sliding porchThis house in Dunboyne had an existing canopy. It was a space that offered more value to the owners when the patio doors and side window were installed as it became an extra room.

We removed part of the brick paving, formed a new floor with a damp proof membrane and installed a Three Part Patio Sliding Door System.

We added a return window with opening vent for ventilation. The floors were tiled with a non-slip tile. We also installed two down lighters. For a small investment and within two days this porch are was built.

Porches In Sutton
Porch in BaysideThis porch extension at the side entrance of a home in Sutton was built. The active retired couple who live here were looking for a space to protect them from the weather, whilst also giving them a space for storage for footwear,coats, and brollies. A huge big concern was security, they wanted to feel safe in their home.
This is a cavity insulated brick built structure with a hipped lean to roof. The fascia and soffit is white uPVC as is the gutters. Concrete reinforced sill painted to match existing. We installed a Rehau uPVC internally glazed security window for extra light.

A Palladio Composite Security Door at main entrance provides excellent security also. The step is granite and compliments the door. The interior was dry lined, with smooth plaster finish. A storage press was created at the end for all those everyday items. Down lighters were installed internally and externally. Floors tiled with a non-slip tile of customers choice. Ernie and Elizabeth were delighted with their new porch extension, and remarked “ it was exactly what they were looking for”
Porch Extension Baldoyle Dublin
Porch in Baldoyle 031 (2)This Porch extension was an addition to a home in the suburb of Baldoyle Dublin, this traditional mid terraced property. With its original limed wet dash finish it just needed a small porch extension.  We designed and constructed this porch to fit in with the original property. White upvc windows and doors were supplied by Weatherglaze Designs . A solid roof structure trimmed with white upvc, shingle sheet roof coverings all fully insulated is used externally.

Walls are of cavity construction dashed externally to match existing walls. 0ur electrician fitted down-lighters internally and externally. Gas meter at this home had to be moved to allow for New Porch construction, this build was finished in 8 days, as always ,debris removed ,shingle and paving replaced. The Professional Couple just had to turn the key

Porch Extension in Sword
porch in swordsThis end of terrace home in Swords, Co Dublin had an existing canopy.

We provided new reinforced base with, rising brick walls to match bricks as near as was possible.

Rosewood Double Glazed windows and French door arrangement by Weatherglaze trimmed with white upvc fascia’s and soffit. The floor interior was tiled.

New lighting was connected to the existing supply. A neat little extension for small investment.

Porch Extension in Clontarf
porchesAnother example of a porch addition to a home in Clontarf.

The requirement was to provide security to the home. Using the existing canopy this light oak French door upvc double glazed window arrangement works very well. The porch walls are constructed with bricks sourced from Outhaus and are almost identical to the ones used in the construction of the original house.

The foundation has been excavated to regulation depth and width and a damp-proof membrane inserted in the base and walls. The overall porch allows for easy access with an airy open feel.

The existing front door can be opened with the knowledge that you are secure and safe. This type of conversion is very affordable and can be completed in around 4 to 5 days

Security Porch in Tallaght
porche in tallaghtThis Security Porch designed and built to compliment a modern day two storey dwelling. The main concerns for the Indian Couple living here was that it complimented their home and was secure.

This construction has a new concrete slab foundation. A-rated white uPVC windows and a Palladio Composite Door supplied by Composite Door Systems. The Guardian roof is streamlined and robust. The bricks used in the construction of this porch was sourced in Dublin and matches the existing walls of the home very well.

When sourcing bricks, it is advisable to remove an original brick from where the new porch will join the house. All the details should be written down and signed of by both parties.

All our porches are designed to accept double or triple glazed units. This design works very well and can be completed in 7 to 8 days.

Custom Porch In Dunboyne

porch in dunboyneThis porch extension is at a private dwelling in Dunboyne. The constructed by using the existing canopy and we then raised the floor level to match the floor in the hall.

The installation of a Palladio Composite door provides excellent security. To enhance the light in the porch we installed a white uPVC double glazed window. The interior walls has been dry-lined and finished with two coats of fine plaster.

We have installed internal and external down-lighters to enhance the appearance of the porch.

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