Conservation Areas

The Planning Process

To help our customers understand the planning process and the regulations to consider for new porches, we launched a new campaign in conjunction with the Planning Portal (run by a government body). Their website contains tools and guides that help people understand the regulations regarding planning and building. Importantly, it helps identify if these are required before you go to the trouble of creating an application.

At a more detailed level, the Planning Portal has a specified area on its website regarding porches and door canopies. Generally, planning permissions would not be required unless it falls within specific criteria, this includes if it is a listed building or on designated land. To help you identify whether you will need it, it is well worth taking a look at their site. We also advise contacting your local planning department for specific advice if unsure.

Permitted development rights allow householders to improve and extend their homes without the need to apply for planning permission where that would be out of proportion with the impact of works carried out.

Planning Portal
Planning Portal Mini Guide

ZAC has designed a Heritage range of canopies and porches specifically for properties or developments within conservation areas of a sensitive or historical nature.

ZAC Heritage Range

Inspired by us working and manufacturing zinc and copper for some of England’s most historic buildings. These canopies are manufactured by hand, by our artisan workforce, using traditional skills and traditional sustainable materials. We are working in association with English Heritage to proudly present this officially licensed product. For more information about ZAC’s beautiful zinc and copper work visit our Bespoke and About Us pages.

Zinc and Copper Door Canopy Company Accreditations

We not only manufacture door canopies for heritage type buildings, we also manufacture stunning modern and contemporary designs.

We can manufacture porches or door canopies from our range or from a client’s drawings and specifications.

ZAC Modern and Contemporary Door Canopies

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