Whether you’ve bought, inherited, or are considering a listed building, many assume these protected buildings can’t enjoy modern extensions other homes are able to create.
However, though listed buildings have stricter planning laws, extensions don’t need to be ruled out completely. In fact, trendy glass extensions can indeed be added to a listed property. How? Our experts reveal all…
Types of listed buildings
Not all listed buildings are valued to the same extent, which is why there are three categories your listed property can fall into.
A building becomes listed when its recognised for having specific architectural or historical significance, and therefore becomes a property of ‘special interest’ to your local authority.
This interest is broken down into a scale, going from the most significant to the least. These categories are…
These are the best of the best, the buildings that no one can touch without strict permission. Think St Paul’s Cathedral, Goldsmiths’ Hall, and the Bank of England.
Chances are you probably don’t live in one of these properties. There’s only 9000 in England, and they only account for 2.5% of all properties listed. However, if you do own a Grade I property, any extensions are out of the question - sorry.