A Guide to Listed Building Renovations from Our Building Contractors in Guildford

Do you need professional workmanship to restore a Grade I or Grade II-listed property? If so, then talk to our local builders at C Ansell & Sons Ltd. Specialising in listed building renovation work and barn conversions, our experienced building contractors fit all materials required to suit your property’s original style. Our family-run team is highly regarded for our Horsham stone roofing services and lime rendering methods. We understand that listed building works and structural alterations will remain a mystery to most property owners in Guildford, so we will project manage the entire process to give you a stress-free experience.

Below, we provide a brief guide to what listed status means and how it may impact your project. Should you have any queries, please contact us today to learn more about listed building refurbishments, converted barn projects, heritage roofing works, and other sustainable construction services in Surrey, Sussex and Kent.


What Is a Listed Building?

When a property is considered of historical interest and worth protecting, it will be added to the National Heritage List. This list includes the property’s entry number, location and associated grade. Most listed buildings fall under Grade II, which is more flexible than Grades I and II*. It’s worth knowing this should you need to carry out structural alterations – such as Horsham stone roofing repairs – barn conversions, lime rendering works, or other listed building renovations in the near future.

Grade I – This indicates extreme importance and tends to include castles and other historic sites. It’s by far the most restrictive in terms of listed building refurbishments.

Grade II* – Only 5.5% of properties fall into this ‘particular important interest’ category, some of which are in Guildford and the areas we cover.

Grade II – You can usually receive approval for this restoration work without too much fuss. Most listed homes in the UK fall under this ‘special interest’ category.

How This Affects You

With more regulations and approvals needed than for standard housing, listed building and period property works demand specialist care. This also applies to listed barn conversions in Surrey, Sussex and Kent. You must apply for listed building consent, ensuring all renovations protect the property's historical value.

C Ansell & Sons manages the process, so you don’t have to. As reliable building contractors, our local builders remove the strain from structural alterations, extensions and restorations.

What the Listing Covers

Unless specified otherwise, the listing applies to your property's interior and exterior. This includes attached fixtures, other structures on the land and sometimes more recent extensions. Unfortunately, listings can vary between planning authorities, so you should always check before proceeding with barn conversions and other listed property renovations.

Talk to Our Local Builders

If you own a listed building, never rely on anyone but the most experienced listed building contractors. Our team at C Ansell & Sons will discuss your needs and expectations in detail before taking on any restoration work. We also convert listed barns in Guildford into bright and liveable environments that retain the charm of the original build.

Talk to us today about the processes behind our wide variety of services, including the following:

  • New Barn Conversions

  • Converted Barn Improvements

  • Listed Building Renovations

  • Listed Building Refurbishments

  • Sustainable Construction

  • Lime Rendering

  • Heritage Roofing Projects

  • Horsham Stone Roofing Services

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For listed building renovations in Guildford, call our building contractors on 01306 711282.