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Why You Should Consider Portico Design For Your Property

Updated: Oct 17, 2023

Porticos are beautiful column designs that have the power to transform your home or property. The word portico comes from the Latin ‘Porticus’ meaning porch. They are essentially a porch design, or a type of roof which is supported by columns. The way in which they differ, is that porches are usually an enclosed space at the front of the house, whereas a portico is a roofed structure at the entrance of your property.



Large Portico design


Where Did Porticos Come From?

Portico Design was originally a key feature of Greek architecture which was incorporated into Roman architecture too. In Greek culture, porticos were used to build magnificent temples and places of worship. This style quickly translated into Greek homes and became a significant feature of their building design.


After the Greeks, portico design was adopted by the Romans. Again, large monumental buildings featured this design, creating a grand and opulent look. The Roman Baths are a great example of stone porticos influence on architecture.


In Western culture, we have adopted this design to our homes too, or to enhance our buildings to create more extravagant looks.


Benefits Of Having A Portico

There are various benefits to adding a portico to your home that can vary from aesthetic to functional advantages:


● Aesthetics - A portico can make your property look more opulent and lavish. They are a beautiful addition to any home, and luckily, they are relatively affordable!

● They add value - For homeowners, increasing your properties value is always something to consider when having work done. Fortunately, because porticos are relatively low-cost, this is one of the easiest ways to increase the value of your property.

● Protection - Your portico will act as an extra layer of protection. When you are coming in and out of your property, no matter the weather, you will have an area of shelter to protect you. Also, porticos are good for protecting your door from becoming damaged against the sun or extreme weather conditions.


Shropshire Brick & Stone

Still unsure? If you are still having doubts about whether this is the best idea for your property, feel free to contact our team for advice!


We offer a range of custom cast stone portico designs so that you can find the perfect fit for your property. We are proud to offer our variety of style and shape, with something to match everyone’s taste. Whether you’re looking for something easy on the eyes or a grand structure, we are here to help your visions come to life.


For any enquiries or questions, feel free to contact us and speak to one of our members of staff today!

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