Portico Design & Build Service in Cheshire | Crystal Living
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Al Fresco Dining

We think one of the best things about holidays is eating outdoors, there’s nothing quite like an al fresco meal. But in the Northwest, the weather isn’t always on our side when we plan outdoor dinners, BBQs or garden parties. A Portico can make your outdoor living weatherproof to even the heaviest British downpour.

What is a Portico?

By definition, a Portico is simply a roof supported by columns, but a Crystal Living Portico is much more than just a shelter. It creates a new lifestyle, one where you can spend more and more quality time with family and friends outside in the garden, no matter what the weather. By protecting you from the elements, it means you can have garden parties all year round, whether the sun’s out or not. Porticos are flexible; they can be attached to your property or work as a standalone feature in the garden.

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Many thanks for building a superb conservatory, which has transformed the rear of my property. At all stages, from the planning to completion, the process was perfectly managed. Every person who contributed was skilled, knowledgeable, courteous and pleasant.

Moira Booth

Excellent service very professional, from the minute we walked into the showroom until the day of completion excellent customer service very happy with the final product

Devra Doherty

We had often thought about having a conservatory or orangery built at the back of our home but for some reason we always put it off-Would we use the space? Would it be usable-too hot or too cold? It was my elderly mother that urged us on, “Conservatories and orangeries are so different nowadays” she observed. How clever! How true! So if you’re on the brink of a decision-don’t hesitate! And then ensure that you visit the Crystal Living showrooms in Poynton, Cheshire.

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Mike fitted my extension windows and what a great job he did. He is an asset to the firm. What a nice man. He stayed till 8pm at night to finish the job. He is a credit to you. Also Charlotte, who came to see me. Thank you to you all.

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Portico Uses

A Portico creates a truly social space to enjoy. You could choose to have a large dining table and chairs beneath it to enjoy large al fresco family dinners at weekends. You can use it to shelter your BBQ and head chef in case of any unexpected showers. Or, you could even create a bespoke outdoor kitchen to really make the most of cooking outside.

Benefits of a Portico

A Portico creates the opportunity to enjoy your garden more. There’s nothing quite like being outside for fireworks or Halloween parties. You can add extra features to keep you comfortable when the evenings begin to get darker and chillier. Add heating to stay snug and lighting to allow your garden celebrations to last late into the night, who knows, perhaps you could have an outdoor Christmas this year?

Portico Installation

Our Service includes

  • Free designs with unlimited revisions
  • Planning permission advice
  • Design inspiration
  • The latest innovative products
  • Top-quality security
  • Excellent energy efficiency
  • High detail finishes
  • Expert Installers
  • Dedicated project manager
  • Helpful, friendly team

Popular Colours

French Grey Colour

French Grey

Pale Green Colour

Pale Green

Duck Egg Blue Colour

Duck Egg Blue

True Black Colour

True Black

Cream Colour


Discover Portico

If you love the idea of having an extra room outside, call into the showroom. You can take a look at some examples and imagine how it could work for you and your family.

Have a chat with one of our designers about your plans and we can create a design that’s perfect for you, free of charge. It’s all part of our total Project Management Service, where we take care of design, installation and expert finishing touches.

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Planning Permission

We have over 25 years’ experience in creating bespoke spaces so we know all about planning permission and what you do and don’t need. Most single storey structures don’t require planning permission, but if your project does, we’ll talk you through all the details and even arrange planning applications for you.

Our designs will adhere to all the regulations set for constructing buildings so you can be certain that your new garden room is both legal and safe. As soon as we have the go ahead, and we start the work, our team will make sure that all health and safety regulations are followed too, so that you, your family and anyone else who is around at home during the project build is safe.

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