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Do I need listed building consent for roof repairs?

Roof Work on Listed Buildings

Lancashire Conservation Roofing specialise in conservation roofing throughout Lancashire, South Lakeland and the Fylde Coast. We have many years of specialist experience of listed building roof work, as part of our service we can liaise with the applicable authorities and other trades to ensure all rules and regulations are observed.

Historic England-the public body that protects England’s historic places.

The roof surface, coverings and its structures are one of several important features of a listed building and many have survived for hundreds of years. We will always repair rather than replace (where possible) and use salvaged, reclaimed materials or natural alternatives. The general assumption is that you will not need consent. However, according to Historic England:

“Many repairs will not affect the character of the building. However, it is not true that repairs using like-for-like materials will never require consent as such repairs still may affect the special interest in the building. The removed materials may, for example, hold historic interest.”

Like for Like Repairs

Following these guidelines, we always recommend that the local planning authority should be contacted for advice on the need for listed building consent. That being said, consent is not always required if matching materials are used to complete a like for like repair, but any alteration to the shape, pitch, height, internal structures or type of covering will require Listed Building Consent, as will the addition of rooflights.

Lancashire conservation Roofing can offer professional advice and liaise with the local authority and other relevant parties to ensure that any repairs and replacements are carried out in line with planning conditions and consents.

We specialise in ensuring any new work fits seamlessly with the existing building and we take pride in using skills, materials and techniques which protect the special character or interest of the building.

With over 20 years of experience in the business, we can tackle any job, large or small. All quotes, advice and checks are completely free, so we invite you to take advantage of your FREE QUOTE or just our free expert advice.

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