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Close a porch: permits and instructions for transforming the porch into a closed veranda. The technical process and furnishing advice.

To achieve a good aesthetic result, to transform a porch into a veranda, the style of the entire architecture must be respected. Thanks to the many proposals available on the market, it is possible to choose between many types of verandas, different materials, shapes and sizes. As for the dimensions, it all depends on the available volume or on the surface of the house and the House Plan. As for the materials, the most common are aluminum, wood, PVC and steel.

Permit to close the porch: Give or permit to build

Can a porch be closed? The transformation of an open space attached to the building into a closed structure is possible only when a residual volume is still available to be exploited. To find out if it is possible or notclose a porchit will be necessary to carry out a feasibility assessment by verifying what the current urban plan provides. Generally, the technical process is carried out by the surveyor, architect or engineer who will take the trouble to carry out the preliminary checks and, in case of feasibility, will carry out the cadastral adjustments. In the event that there is still volumetric availability it will be necessary to carry out thePermission to build.

It's possibleclose a porcheven if there is no more volumetric availability. How? Thanks toHouse plan, each region has implemented specific laws that allow the expansion of the existing volume of the building by 20%. In this case, once the urban plan has been verified, one will be requiredDia, that is the simple report of the start of business.

Anyone who lives in a condominium, to the Dia to be presented to the Municipality, must attach a certificate of prior consent signed during the last assembly of the condominiums.

To create an additional closed environment to be built in correspondence with the portico, the requirements established by the regulation must be respectedMunicipal in the context of the hygiene laws and therefore the ventilation and lighting of the premises. In some municipalities there are additional constraints such as the height of the ceilings or the use of the amount of materials to be used in relation to the glazed surface.

If you don't want to build a veranda but you intend to close the porchto create a technical room (boiler room, storage ...) it will not be necessary to respect volumetric parameters but it will be essential to inquire about local regulations. Some regulations prohibit this type of intervention and require other types of authorizations.

Close the porch, the design of the veranda

The shape and dimensions of the veranda must respect the aesthetic and functional constraints imposed by local regulations. The most incisive constraint is compliance with the airspace granted for the expansion of the house which, with the House Plan, must correspond to 20% of the total area of ​​the house.

When designing the veranda, we must not only consider the permits but also the functionality of this environment which must guarantee maximum protection against rain and wind. The veranda cover can be flat or sloping, fixed or openable. The windows will be able to take advantage of shatterproof technology.

Home automation lovers will be able to install side panels equipped with electrical automations to be controlled remotely.

Close a balcony

Those who intend to close a balcony transforming it into a veranda can take advantage of the personal income tax deductions provided for by theRenovation bonus. The tax relief amounts to 50% of the expenditure incurred to carry out the work of setting up the veranda.

In order to take advantage of the restructuring bonus it will be necessary to document all expenses: payments must be made by credit card or bank transfer and invoices must be made out to the taxpayer who must then take advantage of the tax relief. The reference legal details must be indicated in the purpose of the transfer. For all information on the bonus just mentioned, please refer to the articleRestructuring deductions, the same rules remain valid with the 2016 Stability Law.