At Green Home Glazing we have the architectural expertise and experience to advise you on all relevant matters, prepare the necessary information, and obtain all required approvals on your behalf ahead of supplying any door and window replacement products you need for your home.
Here is a list of the approvals you might need and we can assist you with:
You do not usually need to apply for planning permission for the replacement of windows and doors with new windows and doors that are of a similar appearance to those used in the construction of the house.
However occasionally, you may need to apply for planning permission for some of these works because your council has made an Article 4 Direction withdrawing permitted development rights. This tends to happen if your property is in a Conservation Area.
If you live in a listed building, you will need listed building consent for any significant works – internal or external, and this includes the installation of any patio doors.
At Green Home Glazing our RIBA Chartered Architect director will advise you about all relevant planning requirements, we will liaise with your local planning authority, and we will obtain any necessary planning approvals on your behalf.
The replacement or installation of new patio doors might require Building Regulations approval. Building Regulations relevant matters include the thermal performance of the glazed doors, safety glazing, ventilation, fire safety, and access. Find out more at Planning Portal.
At Green Home Glazing we work with London Building Control Approved Inspectors to assess all the Building Regulations related issues for your project and offer certification for all door and window replacement and alterations.
If you are a leaseholder you may first need to get permission from your landlord or management company in addition to any other planning and Building Regulations approvals necessary.
Please ask your solicitor to review the terms of your lease in regards to how to approach your Freeholder and for advice on how to obtain the Freeholder approval; we will assist you by providing all plans and specifications your Freeholder needs to grant you the approval.