With many years’ experience in the industry, we are proud to deliver specialist listed building renovations and building work. Due to the extra protection in place for historic properties, it is important to seek professional advice for any alterations. Our experienced team provides everything from listed property refurbishments to property extensions. With expert knowledge and skills, our builders offer reliable advice and solutions for every project in Arundel and Bognor Regis.
As a trusted company, we often receive questions about listed buildings and the requirements of building work. We are always happy to offer any advice customers may need, providing completely personal services for each project. We have provided the answers to some of the questions customers regularly ask about historical property refurbishments below, but please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.
How can I find out if my property is listed?
The National Heritage List for England (NHLE) is an up to date register of all protected buildings in England. Using their website, you can search online to see if your property in Bognor Regis is on the list.
What is a list description?
A list description is the legal part of listed building documentation and helps to identify the building. In recent years, they have become more detailed, providing a clearer idea of the property’s history, appearance and significance.
Is the whole property included in the listing?
Yes. When a building is listed, the protection covers every aspect of the property. This includes the interior as well as the exterior, along with any object or structure fixed to the building. Additional structures around the main property, such as boundary walls, gates and garden features, may also be covered by the listing.
For this reason, it is vital to check the details of your property before carrying out listed building renovations or building work, including property extensions.
How do I make alterations to a listed building?
As with all construction projects, there are building controls and regulations which must be adhered to. Historical buildings are also subject to additional rules. At Arundel & South Downs Renovations Ltd, our builders offer specialist advice and assistance to ensure building work and property refurbishments comply with requirements.
Listed status does not mean customers cannot alter their homes. With proper approval and planning, listed building renovations in Bognor Regis and the surrounding areas provide effective solutions for all kinds of needs, including property extensions.
What is listed building consent?
Listed buildings are protected under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990. This means that demolition, alteration and extension work requires approval from the local planning authority, who grant listed building consent.
Undergoing building work without consent is a criminal offence which can result in significant fines or even a prison sentence. As experienced builders, we ensure all work has relevant authorisation and meets regulations.