Concern & action: Listed building consent

Submission of detailed proposals for approval by local planning authority conservation officer (and depending on listed status statutory body that protects built heritage e.g. English Heritage, CADW, Historic Scotland or Northern Ireland Environment Agency) needed for works placed on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.

Suggested actions

Before Implementation

Risk level 4 has been used for measures that need submission for approval and are more controversial or disruptive (e.g. EWI, IWI, Floor insulation, replacement glazing, new windows, installation of renewable energy generation technology e.g. P.V. panels, new heating system). Research the building's 'listing description' and any 'statement of significance'. Develop proposals that avoid changes to

During implementation

Continue consultation with local authorty's conservation officer and heritage body during construction to confirm implementation of proposal as agreed.

After implementation



Double Glazing in Listed Buildings – Project Report (2010)
Heath, N

Energy efficiency And Historic Buildings: Open fires, chimneys and flues (2012)
English Heritage

Solid Wall Insulation in Scotland: Exploring barriers, solutions and new approaches (2012)

Warmer Bath: A guide to improving the energy efficiency of traditional homes in the city of Bath (2011)
Bath Preservation Trust & Centre for Sustainable Energy

Energy Efficiency In Historic Buildings - Draught-proofing windows and doors (2010)
English Heritage

Energy Efficiency And Historic Buildings - Application of Part L of the Building Regulations to historic and traditionally constructed buildings (2011)
English Heritage

Energy Efficiency In Historic Buildings -Secondary glazing for windows (2010)
English Heritage

Energy Heritage: A guide to improving energy efficiency in traditional and historic homes (2008)

Renewable Heritage: A guide to microgeneration in traditional and historic homes (2009)

Guide to building services for historic buildings -Sustainable services for traditional buildings (2002)

Conversion of Traditional Buildings Part 2 - sections 3 Enviroment & 6 Energy (2007)
Ed. Dennis Urquhart, Historic Scotland

Insulating pitched roofs at rafter level/warm roofs (2012)
English Heritage

Insulating pitched roofs at ceiling level/cold roofs (2012)
English Heritage

Insulating flat roofs (2012)
English Heritage

Insulating timber framed walls (2012)
English Heritage

Early cavity walls (2012)
English Heritage