Car Porch Extension Service
Car Porch Design Malaysia
Car Porch is an open-air roofed structure used as a shelter or to park vehicles to protect them from sunshine or rain. A car porch is very common in Malaysia for terrace houses or bungalows compare to a garage (indoor vehicle housing area).
Car Porch Renovation Rules and Regulation
While some very minor renovations do not require permits, it is still best to check with the local council before proceeding with any renovation work, because there is no specific list as to what requires permits.
Obtaining a permit from the local council before renovating your car porch is important to ensure you are not building on your neighbour’s or town council’s property (including roads, pavements, or ground outside your compound) and to make sure that all safety standards and rules are met for the new proposed structure (including any specific setback from the front gate).
For landed properties, the owner will need to draw up the proposed renovation plan and submit it to the local council with a specific fee. The local council will then evaluate and approve or reject the proposal (if it does not meet specific guidelines).
You should also procure the Certificate of Compliance and Completion (CCC) from architects to ensure that the contractors built according to the plan approved to avoid any problem in the future.
Car Porch Extension
Common problems faced by house owners who bought terrace houses are narrow car porch entrance and short car porch roof that does not have enough cover for rain and sunshine. Car porch extension is recommended to solve these problems. While concrete or mild stell car porch roof extension is more durable and lasting, awning or glass roof extension is also a good choice of extension for the car porch area for a budgeted solution. Demolish the wall next to the gate for a bigger front entrance is recommended to house owners, especially for those who have more than a car to park in.
Car Porch Awning
An awning is a roof-like cover extending over or in front of the as a shelter to rain or sunshine. There is a variety of materials used for constructing the awning for the car porch including polycarbonate, laminated glass, metal or aluminum composite sheets, poly roof with metal pergola, and more. Different awning materials have different durability, heat and UV resistance, and rain noise reduction characteristics. Get a transparent or semi-transparent glass awning for more natural sunlight.
Car Porch Tiles
Car porch tile should be non-slippery and high mechanical strength and highly durable. The common outdoor floor tiles for the car porch area are 2x1feet or 1x1feet. Smaller size tiles with grout lines provide additional slip resistance for the car porch area. Heavy-duty tiles are recommended for the car porch for house owners with big and heavy cars. Look for a designer or contractor that provides additional car porch tile design to give your car porch an additional style and design.
Auto Gate for the Car Porch
The auto gate is a common additional item for a car porch renovation project. An auto gate provides convenience to house owners without the need to physically unlock the gate, especially for those who are driving during rainy days. It also decreases the risk of home invasion because it acts as the very first layer of security. In Kuala Lumpur and Selangor area, the homeowner also usually installs an additional alarm and surveillance camera system together with the auto gate. Some auto gate also comes with a sensor that avoids accidents.