Historic Buildings and Building Regulations

Works to a Listed Building (including alterations, extensions or demolition) will usually require an application for Listed Building Consent to be submitted to the Council. Such works may include any structural works, re-roofing, the insertion of flues, extractor vents, replacing windows, doors or glazing.

Often these works also require approval under the Building Regulations. For listed buildings, it is essential that the special architectural and historic interest of the building is protected. Certain requirements under Part L of the Building Regulations may be relaxed for conservation purposes (this is also true of non-listed buildings within a Conservation Area). If there is any doubt whether the works require Listed Building Consent, please Contact Us.

Should you carry out works authorised under the Building Regulations but not with Listed Building Consent, and if the works are deemed to detrimentally affect the special interest of the building, it is likely that Enforcement Action will be taken against you.

Historic England (external link) have produced Energy Efficiency & Historic Buildings – Application of Part L of the Building Regulations to historic and traditionally constructed buildings (external link), which advises on the application of Part L of the Building Regulations with respect to historic buildings.


Last Updated on Wednesday, March 6, 2024