Buying a Listed Building

contemporary extension to listed building
(Image credit: POW Architects)

Listed buildings make up some of the country’s oldest and arguably most beautiful housing stock, ranging from all manner of architectural periods — and even barns having listed status.

All of these properties are deemed to be of significant interest, which is why obtaining consent to make any changes to these buildings can be tricky to navigate. It’s important, therefore, to understand what you can and can’t change, how best to approach the correct bodies to make alterations, and the likelihood of gaining approval.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.