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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)
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