Period Decorators regularly work on listed properties, restoring and preserving their heritage using traditional techniques. Recent projects include grade II listed The Malt House (Surrey) built 1458.
A listed building in the United Kingdom is a building or other structure officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. It is a widely used status, applied to around half a million buildings.
A listed building may not be demolished, extended or altered without special permission from the local planning authority (who typically consult the relevant central government agency, particularly for significant alterations to the more notable listed buildings).
Owners of listed buildings are, in some circumstances, required to repair and maintain them or face criminal prosecution if they fail to do so or if they perform unauthorised alterations.
When alterations are permitted, or when listed buildings are repaired or maintained, the owners are often compelled to use specific (and potentially expensive) materials or techniques. This, in turn, increases the cost of insuring the building. Listing can also limit the options available for significant expansion or improvement. For these reasons, the law allows owners of listed buildings to object to the listing.
Period Decorators has considerable experience in listed buildings (or as they are now called registered heritage assets) and period restoration. We will coordinate with you and the local council inspectors to solve the challenges that will inevitably arise and help you make and carry out the right choices using traditional materials and techniques.
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