If your home is a listed building and wish to build a conservatory or orangery, you must obtain Listed Buildings Consent before construction can start. It is a criminal offence to carry out work that requires Listed Building Consent before this has been given.

We will be happy to advise you through the following process.

Conservatories for Listed Buildings


Rather than submitting a full application, contact your local authority and discuss your proposed application with the Planning Officer and get some indication as to whether or not your proposal is likely to be accepted and what the limitations may be.

This is certainly less expensive than making a full application and you may get some advice as to how a full application may be viewed more favourably.

If you are working with an architect ask them for their ideas about how to make your application more acceptable.

If you have commissioned us to install your conservatory, we will do this and you will also find that working with someone who has been through the process several times before and who knows how to answer, negotiate and overcome objections can save you time and money in the long run.

Designs in keeping with the style of your home using similar materials often have the best chance of being approved. Wood and glass conservatories are considerably more acceptable than plastic and polycarbonate.

In most cases the local authority will deal with the application, but more important cases may be referred to English Heritage and sometimes to the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions.

It can take up to eight weeks or more after sending in your application for a decision to be sent to you. If consent is denied you have six months during which you can appeal to the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions.

If you need further advice about submitting a Listed Building Application, Contact Us now.

Telephone 08456 442257Contact Us at Oak Conservatories
Richmond Oak company address