With many years of experience in our trade, we are proud to perform listed building renovations, and to undertake building work on sensitive properties, for our valued customers in the East Preston area. Due to the extra protection in place for these builds, it is important to seek professional advice on listed property refurbishments and listed property extensions. Using their expert knowledge and skills, our builders offer reliable advice and practical solutions for every project.
As a trusted local company, we often receive questions about listed properties, and about our building work on them. We are always happy to offer any advice our customers might need, providing them with a personalised service at all times.
We provide answers to the questions our East Preston customers most often ask about heritage property refurbishments here, but please do not hesitate to contact our builders for further information if we haven’t dealt with your own query.
How can I find out if my property has listed status?
The National Heritage List for England (NHLE) is an up-to-date register of all protected buildings in the country. Using their website, you can search to see if your property in East Preston is on the list. This is an important step for owners, or for any company that performs listed building renovations, and one they should always undertake in the first instance.
Companies have to make special considerations for building work on protected properties.
What is a list description?
A list description is the legal part of a listed building’s documentation and helps us to identify the property’s overall status. In recent years, these descriptions have become more detailed, providing a clearer idea of the property’s history, appearance and significance. In doing so, it helps builders, in particular, to know what they are dealing with when considering listed building renovations.
The list description can also be of particular interest to owners in East Preston too, and to potential buyers.
Is the whole property included in the listing?
Yes. When you have a listed building, the protection covers all aspects 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 landscaping features, may also be a part of the listed status.
This means our builders usually face a different set of challenges on listed property refurbishments. For this reason, it is vital to check the details of any East Preston property before starting listed building renovations, or any other type of building work of this kind, such as property extensions.
How do I make alterations to a listed building?
As with all construction projects, there are building control matters which we must adhere to. Heritage buildings are subject to additional rules and regulations. At Arundel & South Downs Renovations Ltd, our builders offer specialist advice and practical assistance to ensure sensitive building work and listed property refurbishments comply with all current requirements.
Listed status does not mean a customer cannot alter their home. With prior approval and planning, listed building renovations and property extensions in East Preston provide an effective solution for all kinds of sensitive needs.
What is consent for listed building renovations?
Listed buildings have protection under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990. This means that demolition, alteration and extension work require prior approval from the local planning authority for East Preston, who grant listed building consent. Undergoing listed building work, property extensions or property refurbishments, 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 the relevant authorisation and meets current mandatory regulations.