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Gaining Approval for Listed Building Extensions

Having worked on in excess of 800 successful orangery and conservatory projects for Listed Buildings since the beginning of the century alone, we consider ourselves market leading experts in gaining approval and working with these historically important properties.

Expert Advice on Your Listed Property

David Salisbury orangery extension exterior Listed Building

Design complements host building

Going back over the past couple of decades, our experience equates to approximately the equivalent of one Listed Building project a month. Having successfully operated for well over 35 years now, we can safely say our total Listed Buildings experience counts in the 1000’s in terms of total delivered projects. Our specific section on Listed Buildings case studies has just some of these examples.

That said, gaining consent for the extension or alteration of a Listed Building is by no means guaranteed, so why not speak to the experts at the earliest opportunity? Utilise the expertise of one of our experienced sales designers as part of our complimentary design visit, which will often negate the need (and cost) of separately commissioning an architect. 

The key to any such design – and therefore gaining planning approval – is to respect and complement the existing property. Indeed, it is worth reviewing some of the key criteria that are used to grant consent:

“The works proposed make use of traditional and/or sympathetic building materials and techniques which match or are in keeping with those found on the [existing] building.”

David Salisbury manufactures exclusively in timber, a traditional building material (and the only truly sustainable one), which will be looked on favourably by the listed building officer.

“The detailed design respects the Listed Building in terms of scale, height, mass and alignment.”

When considering a new design, our primary source of inspiration is the existing building itself. Working in harmony with your home’s architecture, landscape and surrounding environment are guiding principles we have adhered to from the very outset.  

Over the years, we have gained an enviable record of gaining approvals for extensions to Listed Buildings. If you own a Listed property and are considering extending it, the first thing you should do is seek some specialist advice. Take the first step and request our brochure which contains a wide selection of our work (whether listed or not).

Then take advantage of our design and planning service which is almost unrivalled in terms of gaining this type of building consent.