- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 12 Mar 2018
Wrought iron porch
For more information, see How to build a porch.
There is some confusion about the difference between a verandah and a porch, and the two words are sometimes thought to be interchangeable. However, although you may find a verandah on the front of a home you will not find a porch at the back. A porch is generally something added to the front of a home, and it will probably not extend the whole length of the property in the way that a verandah at the back would.
A simply porch on a home is often designed from wood, and is put in place purely to provide protection from the rain when entering and leaving the property. A porch can also help keep deliveries dry. This type of porch is practical but not always aesthetically pleasing.
A wrought iron porch can be of a modern or traditional design, and as it can be painted in any colour, it does not have to be black. It is possible to choose a porch that will blend in with the style of a home, making a design statement and giving a home 'curb appeal'.
--Classic Ironworks 18:43, 16 June 2015 (BST)
Featured articles and news
Special educational needs: analysing the necessities for inclusion
Can we build cities that anticipate the future?
How to provide affordable, sustainable and healthy urban communities.
The government has launched an ‘Outsourcing Playbook’.
How can we ensure the benefits of off-site construction are realised?
A new theory for managing large complex projects
A vision for digital highways
Finding stone to conserve historic buildings.
If it is not planned properly even a simple activity can kill.
A disgruntled or ignored stakeholder can easily derail your hard work.
Next generation cementitious materials
Still going strong...one of the great buildings of the 20th century.