Wonderful wooden windows go back further than anyone can remember, effortlessly injecting a sense of timeless elegance no matter where they’re installed. One of their best features is that they can be repaired, although, sadly, we receive regular enquiries concerning the replacement of timber windows that have been neglected beyond the point of effective restoration.
Advances in the manufacturing of modern timber window products, coupled with their sustainable and resilient qualities, make replacing traditional wooden windows a viable option. The question is, do you need planning permission to replace wood windows? … Allow us to enlighten you!
Do I need planning permission to replace timber windows?
Planning permission may be required for wooden window replacements if any of the following points apply to your home:
- It’s a listed building
- It’s in a designated area, e.g. conservation area, national parks, world heritage sites or Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
- It falls under an Article 4 Directive
- It’s a leasehold property, e.g. a flat, maisonette or new build development.
If none of these apply, it’s likely that your home will fall within ‘permitted development’ rules and, therefore, planning permission won’t be needed. However, it is essential that your window replacements are sympathetic to the character and style of the old ones. So, for example, if it’s a timber vertical slider, it must be replaced with an identical timber sliding sash windows. Identical, ‘like-for-like’ timber products like ours can expertly help you achieve authentic wood window replacements with ease.
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How do I find out if my property is in a conservation area?
If you are in any doubt at all, be sure to contact your local planning authority for official clarification.
What benefits do timber products offer?
- Natural insulator that eliminates draughts and lowers energy bills
- Full of character
- Environmentally friendly
- Can last 3 times as long as uPVC windows
- Preserves and enhances precious period aesthetics
- Adds unique charm to modern properties
- Can be repaired
- Can easily be repainted and treated to match evolving trends and tastes
- Can considerably increase property value e.g. improving your homes EPC can increase property value by up to 14% and adding quality double glazing can add up to 10%.
- Boosts kerb appeal
What are aluminium clad windows?
Aluminium clad windows feature contemporary aluminium covered frames on the outside and authentic timber frames on the inside. Providing a naturally corrosion-resistant exterior seamlessly united with an enviable, classically decorative timber interior, aluminium clad windows have an impressive lifespan of up to 40 years. Delivering a gorgeous fusion of historical and modern window styles, there’s no doubt that aluminium clad windows offer West Midlands homeowners the best of both worlds when it comes to efficiency, security and style.
How much do wooden windows cost in the UK?
Completely bespoke and tailored to suit your specific needs, our wooden window prices aren’t just ‘off the shelf’. With up to 35% off windows, doors and conservatories, whether you’re looking for classic timber products, premium aluminium products, versatile uPVC products or innovative aluminium clad products, discover the very best customisable window replacements around with an instant quote now.