Listed Building RestorationsExtensive consultation with architects, local planning officials and building control bodies is crucial when restoring a listed building.
Protected buildings require a specialist building company with relevant restoration experience.
There are a number of key areas that need to be considered;
Listed Building CategoriesIt’s important to note that the system of grading listed buildings is different in England & Wales to that in Scotland.
In England you have Grade I, Grade II* and Grade II listed buildings, with just 2.5% of buildings having a Grade I status. The status of your property will help determine what restoration activities you can and can’t carry out.
In Scotland, the grading of Category A, Category B or Category C(s) is awarded to buildings by Historic Scotland.
Listed building restoration tip: Carrying out work on a listed building without prior consent is a criminal offence for which you can be prosecuted so ensure you have all the necessary permissions in place before you do anything.