Secondary Glazing in Listed Buildings
Why use secondary glazing in listed buildings?
Planning Policy Guidance PPG15 recognises that the best way to secure historic buildings is to keep them in active usage and this may involve some adaptation to meet current needs.
The rich tapestry of window designs are an important part of the character of a building and must be retained but single glazed frames are a major source of heat loss, provide little protection against noise and offer minimal resistance to burglary.
Using purpose made Secondary Glazing in listed buildings will improve the buildings environment and make it more attractive to end users by reducing air leakage and heat loss, dramatically improving noise insulation and providing an additional security barrier guidance on windows in Conservation Areas.
Conservation Areas are described as 'areas of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance'. They are covered by the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990. Conservation area consent is required for demolition or any work that affects character of the area and advice should be obtained from a Conservation Officer. The installation of secondary glazing should not require consent unless the building is listed in which case Listed Building Consent should be sought. Contact us here for further information...