Listed buildings in the UK tend to date from the mid 1800’s with more than 90% of those being Grade II listed. When looking at renovation you need to be aware of your responsibilities and legal requirements as the building owner. The biggest onus is on getting permission from Historic England who are charged with oversight and approval for such matters, alterations or modifications made without this consent can be deemed a criminal act and the punishments can be financially and legally profound.

A spokesman for Historic England, recently stated that: “You will need listed-building consent for all work to a listed building that involves alteration, extension or demolition where it affects its special architectural or historic interest.”

Here at Save The Architecture we have provided links to a number of resources the most important of which is A Guide for Owners of Listed Buildings but you can always speak to your local-authority conservation officer or an accredited conservation architect.

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