Advice for the timber windows in your listed building

How We Help with Council Planning

Replacing the sash windows on any grade listed building will require consent from the local planning office, this can be a tricky, slow process. With years of experience working with planning offices and recently partnering with The Shropshire Planning Handbook we have the necessary resources and knowledge to help you with a successful planning application.

How Will We Help?

When replacing the windows in a listed building, it is important you get the correct permissions to do so. Your local planning office will want to know a variety of information such as the justification for your intended replacement windows and what you are proposing to install will retain the historical value of the building. We can advise the best way forward with your windows and help you with your application. We will provide a written statement explaining to the planning office your proposed work and the justification to do so as well as any technical drawings that aids the explanation.

Permission For Your Restorations

Restoring your sash windows is very rarely subject to planning permissions and is always a favoured option by planning offices. With our restoration and draught proofing services we are proud to not alter the historical aesthetic of sash windows but only rejuvenate their original state. If you have any concerns with planning regarding any restorations you are proposing we will be more than happy to advise you when surveying your windows.

Upgrading to Double Glazing

Many of our clients enquire to have double glazed sash windows installed into their listed homes. We are passionate about retaining the period heritage of these homes as well as bringing them up to modern energy efficiency. This is why we are proud to offer heritage double glazing options with narrow sight Pilkington K units with either an astragal glazing bar or a traditionally putty glazed bar. When applying for your permission we will provide technical drawings and specifications that show, in detail, how our windows will be sympathetic to your properties period.


To offer some immediate advice we have compiled a few websites that will help you learn some more on planning permissions or if your prefer, call us.