Double glazing in Listed Buildings
Pembroke & Nash have the foremost knowledge of installing double glazing into Listed buildings. Grade 2, Grade 2* and also Grade 1. We have examples of successful applications in all grade listed properties across Brighton, Sussex., London and the South East of England.
Please note that getting approval to install slim double glazing in Listed properties is not guaranteed. Please read more.
How do I go about getting my windows double glazed in a listed building? Where do I start?
- Firstly we recommend getting in touch with us. A few questions from our listed buildings expert can quickly ascertain the viability in getting approval. There is no precedence set for double glazing, each application will be treated under its own merits.
- We can then supply you with a window / door guide quotation on what we believe would be the best option and most likely path to getting double glazing approval.
- We will then liaise with our heritage specialist who will look at the application side of things. He will then give us his opinion on the likely hood of an approval, this may involve speaking with the local council heritage team.
- We can then provide a detailed quotation for your new windows / doors and also a quotation for the listed building application. Some clients may have an architect in place who will only need our assistance with section drawings and expert advice.
- Listed building application can take anywhere from 8 weeks – 12 months or sometimes longer in a couple of instances, depending on the complexity and the historical importance of your property.
Please call 01273 855546 if you would like to speak to one of our listed buildings experts.
FENSA / Building regulations: Listed buildings are generally exempt from building regulations. This will be discussed with you and all aspects will be looked at.
A pre application site visit by our heritage consultant may be chargeable.
We have dozens of examples of recent successful applications in Grade 2 and Grade 1 Listed properties. Please note that double glazing in the front facade of a Grade 1 Listed property is very unlikely. However, we have previously gained consent in basements and also the rear of Grade 1 Listed properties. Double glazing to the front of Grade 2 properties is very viable subject to certain criteria. Experience in gaining consent is crucial to a successful application.
We are able to produce authentic copies of any original window, from any period, with single or double glazing options. Our bespoke mouldings service is highly regarded by architects and heritage consultants across the South of England. Providing them with drawings and then followed with the joinery to match.
“You will require a planning application / listed building consent to change your windows from single glazed to double glazed in a Listed property”
Costly reinstatement will be enforced by the council if approval is not sought. Lack of consent will generally come up in searches by solicitors / surveyors when properties are sold. We have been involved in costly reinstatement works works on several occasions, where clients have been misinformed by uPVC window companies or similar. Even when changing back to original windows after changing windows / doors without consent will require a planning application & drawings
We have dozens of examples of previous jobs / successful applications available. Some of our clients have requested that we do not published their projects online. Please ask our surveyor for further details.
Listed building specialists in Brighton, Sussex and London.