Renovating a Period Property
When renovating a period property, there are several key things to keep in mind, including what permissions will be required and what work you want to undertake.
In this month’s blog at
T J Goodwin & Associates we look at period property renovation and how to ensure your building work is successful. Call us in Norwich on 01263 587 047 to consult a specialist. Is the Property Listed?
Before you purchase a historic building with the aim to renovate it and create a beautiful home, you should look into whether it is listed. If it is, you will require
Listed Building Consent in addition to Planning Permission to make certain changes.
Undertaking work on a building without the correct permissions is a criminal offence. If you are unsure of the types of projects that could be done on a particular property,
consult a specialist and be confident in any future decisions you make. Interior Renovation
Once you have bought the property and you know what you can and cannot do with it, it is time to come up with a renovation plan. There are many aspects of a historic building that may require work to make it liveable in the modern world, including:
Installing Central Heating Rewire/Update the Wiring Replace or Restore Draughty Doors & Windows Replastering
Historic homes will often need rewiring as the old circuits can’t take the load of modern technology. Rooms will also usually have fewer plug sockets, so new ones will need to be installed.
The windows will probably need to be restored or replaced by double-glazing to make sure there isn’t a draught in the house. How much you can alter with windows will depend on the permissions you get.
Keep Well Organised
Depending on how much work the property requires in order to be liveable and look just the way you want it to, you will need to budget carefully and have an organised plan. With the amount of time and effort needed for many of these projects, planning efficiently will reduce the amount of time and money spent.
Period property renovations can sometimes throw up surprises such as structural issues that you will want to know about before beginning any work. Investing in a detailed building survey before purchasing your new home will significantly reduce the chances of these surprises occurring.
To find out more about renovating a period property, please contact our team at T J Goodwin & Associates in Norwich. Call us on
01263 587 047 or 07768 733 150 to talk to a specialist. Alternatively, send us a message via the contact form for a prompt response.