building plans

Planning permission vs a building warrant: what is the difference?

There is often misunderstanding around planning permission and building warrants, with many people believing that they are the same thing – in this blog, we’ll outline the main distinctions between building warrants and planning permission, so that you know which one you might need for your project and the consequences of not gaining permissions.

energy efficient windows

What restrictions do I need to consider when choosing my windows for a listed property?

Your windows are central to the character of your home and replacing them using a different style or material may have a negative impact on the appearance of your building, especially in the eyes of the planning authority. Where possible, you should aim to repair or refurbish the windows in a listed or conservation area building – retaining the original features is always preferable. In this blog, we’ll look at the restrictions that you might face when replacing windows in a listed or conservation area building, and how you can navigate these limitations to get the most from your windows.