Town of Hempstead Drafting

Porch Draft Planning & Permits

Porch Planning Services and Permits

In our ongoing attempts to be the best and most convenient Town of Hempstead Drafting Company on Long Island, we offer our Planning Services to the residents of Long Island. Whether you already have a plan in the works or need a completely new draft drawn we offer a full expediting service to aid you in your endeavors. Our team can help get your architectural plans drawn for any project you have in mind. We have over 20 years of experience in the drafting and expediting business, we are able to draft any plans to include every detail you are looking for in your next project.

Porch Permit Submission Courtesy of Town of Hempstead Drafting

Our drafting and design firm mission is to make sure that every customer is pleased and happy with the plans that were drafted for the project. In order to follow through with our plan, we have various services that all work together to help make the consumer experience the best possible. Our services includ : computer-aided design and drafting, new construction, extensions, renovations, decks, dormers, and many more, we are able to fulfill every need for our customers.


Our plans for drafting & designing your home is to understand the task or question, which will allow us to determine the focus and direction of the assignment. Planning for your drafting assignment is a big part so that we’ll know how long we should devote to the assignment and steadily work at it. Taking time to think about ways we can complete the tasks. Drafts are essential checkpoints where you can review your progress and determining if the assignment is on track.


Porch construction is fairly straightforward; however, it pays to understand how the different components are installed and the many options you have. Understanding how to attach your floor framing to the home and your porch roof to your home's existing roof are all critical components of porch building. Some porches are built upon slabs over compacted gravel. The finished floor can be stone, brick, or tile. Other porches are wood-framed and supported by piers and beams. With the latter, the floorboards are typically narrow tongue-and-groove planks that look more like interior strip floors than decking. No matter which type of flooring you choose, the pitch or slope of the floor should run away from the house so that windblown rain and snowmelt can drain before causing damage.


Porch stairs can be built with concrete block and veneered with stone or brick, or they can be built of wood. Unlike deck steps, they often have bull nose treads and risers. The space around the porch should be protected with sturdy lattice skirting, or else critters will be vying to dig their burrows in the nice, dry place you’ve created. Include an access door so you can get inside as needed. Bannisters or railings, should be designed to match the style of the house. Solid knee walls may also be used, and these should also be finished to match the house. For example, if the house is sided with clapboard, so should the knee wall.


On the right porch, columns can look very graceful. Be careful with proportions, though. Too narrow and the porch will look insubstantial. Too wide and the porch will look pretentious. Column bases made of wood should be raised slightly off the floor to prevent rot. (For the same reason, column shafts should be ventilated at top and bottom.) Pressure-treated posts clad with PVC boards and moldings are an alternative. Porch roofs, whether shed or gable-style, usually have a shallow slope. This is because they attach to the house at the top of the first floor (or maybe a bit higher on a two-story home), and because the porch eave must allow for adequate headroom. The exception, of course, is when the porch is integrated into the house design from the start, in which case there is often living space above the porch.


Town of Hempstead Drafting offers drafting, design, expediting, legalization for building permits. We also can apply for Variance, Certificate of Occupancy and legalize any existing structures. Serving: Town of Hempstead, Long Island, Nassau County, NY, New York.

We enjoy going the extra mile for our customer, which is why we offer to submit your permits. Town of Hempstead Drafting will submit your plans to the Town of Hempstead Building Department, to have your home improvement project approved by the Town of Hempstead Building Department.

Providing you with great customera service when applying for permits in the Town of Hempstead is just another example that sets Town of Hempstead Drafting above the competition and ultimately saves you time in the end. If you would like to work with a knowledgeable drafting company that gives 100% to each and every client, then call Town of Hempstead Drafting today at (516)-364-4557 and get in touch with us about your next upcoming project.