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Navigating Planning Permission for Replacement Windows and Doors in Gloucester

April 12, 2024


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Are you planning any home improvement projects? Would you like to replace your windows and doors with new high performing and aesthetically attractive models? If this sounds like you, you’ll want to ensure that you have all the necessary permissions in place before work begins. To find out about planning permission Gloucester, you’ve come to the right place.

Do I need planning permission to replace windows and doors in Gloucester?

In most situations, the answer to this question is no. Generally, you do not need planning permission to replace your windows and doors. There are, however, certain circumstances where you will need to apply to your local authority for planning consent before you begin any home alterations.

Replacing windows and doors in conservation areas and listed buildings

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If you live in a designated conservation area or listed building, you should always contact your local authority before making any alterations to your home. In many cases, planning permission will be granted if the improvements you intend to make meet certain criteria.

In conservation area properties, you may need to install windows and doors that look identical to your existing windows and doors. This may mean installing timber products or modern uPVC timber-effect windows and doors that are designed to replicate the appearance of original wood products.

In some listed buildings, you may need to install secondary glazing if a window replacement is not an option. Secondary glazing is viewed as a temporary installation as it is installed onto the interior of the existing window and does not affect the external appearance of the property. Installing secondary glazing can help to improve a window’s performance but is not as energy efficient as modern double or triple glazing.

Planning permission for properties in multi-occupancy residential buildings

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If you live in an apartment in a multi-occupancy building, you will always need to apply to your local authority for planning permission before replacing your windows or exterior doors.

Permitted development rights do not apply to multi-occupancy buildings. This is to ensure that alterations are not carried out that may have a negative impact on other residents. As many multi-occupancy residential flats are often leasehold, you may need to obtain the freeholder’s consent alongside planning permission before any work starts.

If you can prove that your windows or doors need replacing and the work does not impact other residents, then you should be able to obtain planning permission.

At Albany Windows, we have installed windows and doors across Gloucester and beyond. If you’d like to find out more about the process and get some professional advice on whether you will need planning permission, we can help. Give us a call on 01242 511 384 or send us a message online and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.

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