replacement doors and windows for conservation areas and listed properties

Conservation areas and listed buildings

quaility assured replacement windows There are currently more than ten thousand conservation areas in the UK and the number is growing. Relevant regulations are designed to maintain the 'character' of an area, and there are special requirements for alterations to buildings, including replacing windows and doors. Above and beyond the general status of an area, listed buildings are recorded as being of historical significance and importance, and even more stringent planning requirements apply in these cases. As a responsible home owner, we appreciate you will wish to preserve the appearance and style of your property, but without having to be involved in excessive costs if replacement of doors or windows is necessary.

The regulations can be complex and although consent or planning permission is generally required for alterations to any listed building, this is not always the case in conservation areas. Here, it is often true that as long as replacements are of a similar overall appearance and structure, permission may not always be mandatory in every instance. For virtually all listed buildings and in conservation areas, we can supply and fit attractive and high quality secondary glazing, which very rarely requires any planning permission.

At New Leaf, we have extensive experience of working on listed buildings and in conservation areas, and are able to advise on suitable and appropriate replacements for doors and windows. We can assist in interpreting planning permissions and can advise of any necessary steps before considering replacement units.

We are happy to offer direct advice, or of course can work together with your architect or restoration company. Please contact us with your requirements or for further information.

a selection of windows and doors supplied and fitted by New Leaf