Listed Buildings

Smart Build has years of experience dealing with the special demands of listed structures.

Renovating, extending and restoring listed buildings

The planning position with listed buildings is clear. Conservation and planning authorities regard the existing property as more important than any alteration, extension or even repair you are proposing. Your project will have to respect the historic style, layout, appearance and materials used – inside and out – in the construction of the original building.

All alterations to listed buildings require Listed Building Consent. In some cases, depending on your plans, you may need planning permission as well. The good news is that there is no VAT on approved material alterations to listed buildings. However the work must be carried out by a VAT-registered contractor and zero rated.

Smart Build has a track record in extending, renovating and restoring Listed Buildings, and rebuilding parts of listed structures. We understand the process of liaising with conservation specialists and planners, and know how to source and correctly use heritage materials.