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Planning permission for conservation areas

If your home lies within a conservation area you are required by law to follow certain procedures and this can have an affect on what property renovations you are able to perform on your home. If you are unsure if your property is within a conservation area then you can chec

Planning permission for windows

Do I need planning permission to replace my windows? You do not usually require planning permission for the replacement of windows, as long as they are of a similar style to the home’s original windows. However, there can be some exceptions to this rule through Article 4:

Window energy efficiency

Energy efficiency ratings employ a coloured and alphabetical labelling system to categorise windows based on how effective they are at preventing heat loss, A+ being the highest and G the lowest. You lose up to 15% of your home’s heat through your windows, so updating them

Planning permission for listed buildings

For those seeking to make home improvements to their listed building, obtaining planning permission is a necessary procedure. A listed building is considered to have national significance in terms of architecture or history and therefore carry their own set of legal protecti

Planning permission for doors

Knowing your Permitted Development Rights as a homeowner can be confusing, though it is always important to know whether or not you need planning permission before installing a new door. We are a leading supplier and installer of doors across Dorset, Poole and Bournemouth. W