Renovating Your Listed Property: What You Need To Know
Posted on June 21, 2013 by
Listed buildings can be a complete joy to own – as well as living in a piece of history, you’ll have a property that will always be an elegant reminder of the past as it is restored to strict standards.
But what are these strict standards, who decides them and who enforces them? We run down what you need to be aware of when renovating your listed property, and look at why quality and experience is essential when having restoration work carried out on the building.
Listed Buildings Are Your Responsibility
The liability to maintain, restore and repair the property lies with its owner, and you can be liable to carry out work if it’s found to be in a state of disrepair. Similarly, if you are looking to sell your property in the near future then it’s up to you to ensure that the building is up to scratch and meets local council standards for listed buildings.
Your local council’s Conservation Officer can request work be reversed or carried out again if it doesn’t not meet regulations for listed buildings, and work can often require planning permission so it’s important that you consult professionals, like us here at Vintage Oak Buildings, before going ahead and either carrying out work yourself or hiring contractors to complete renovations.
Appropriate, Quality Work Is Vital
When it comes to listed buildings you can’t take any chances – you need to preserve the beauty and history of your property, as well as ensuring the work carried out meets regulations and won’t need to be undone or carried out again at a later date.
This is where our oak and timber joinery services come in – quality restoration work is absolutely essential when dealing with listed properties. We have extensive experience of working with listed buildings in Stratford Upon Avon, Guildford, Hereford, Worcester and many surrounding areas in Warwickshire and the Midlands.
Since the listing of a building, regardless of its Grade, applies to the inside and outside of the property (as well as the area and land surrounding the building) it’s vital that everything is completely perfect the first time around. All our oak and timber constructions and building components are hand-made in our factory.
In fact, we offer an incredibly hands on approach to all of our projects – big or small. We regularly update our customers to ensure they are happy with the work, which we work hard on ensuring is in line with listed property guidelines, and invite customers to check on the progress of their oak and timber constructions with a visit to our factory.
If you’re looking to add to, or simply restore, your listed building and need professional work that you can rely on to be both of impeccable quality and to meet regulations, then look no further than joinery from Vintage Oak Buildings.
All parts are made in our onsite workshop by our professional staff – never an outside contractor, no outsourced work. For more information on our restoration services, and to see how we can help to restore or extend upon your listed property, simply call Vintage Oak Buildings today on 01568 615402, or contact us directly using our online contact form.