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There are a lot of seemingly daunting challenges that could stand in the way between you and your dream home. Financials, design choices, size requirements. However, the team here at SEH BAC have stayed committed to streamlining the entire process for decades, and one common worry we hear from homeowners is where they stand with regards to planning permission. Specifically in relation to windows and doors, many residents throughout the UK wouldn’t say no to having some light shed on the matter. Thankfully, we’ve got the definitive answer!
Simply put, it’s very uncommon than any home will need to secure planning permission when swapping its existing windows and doors for replacements. The independent Planning Portal specifies that permission doesn’t need to be gained either for repairs, minor improvements, or the insertion of new windows and doors. The only catch is that, in some cases, bay windows are treated as an extension and will therefore require approval.
Knowing this now, it becomes clear that homeowners have a large degree of freedom when looking to replace their existing (and most likely underperforming) windows and doors. Whether you’re in a traditional home and want new vertical sliders or reside in a high-rise apartment and wish to install tilt & turn windows – your ambitions can be easily achieved!
We already made mention that bay windows are really the only style that might bring up some issues if wanting to install them quickly and promptly. This is due to them sometimes being classified as an extension. It’s entirely dependent just how far from the home they will protrude. Another technical clause is that if new windows are in an upper-floor side elevation, they must be obscure-glazed and either non-opening or more than 1.7 metres above the floor level. Our team will inform you if your project is one of those affected.
Largely there’s no Planning Permission caveats to worry about when getting new windows and doors installed. Instead, all you have to look forward to is improved style, security, and performance capable of changing the way you are able to use your home. We provide a range of solutions including; composite doors, heritage windows, bifolding doors, and more. There’s plenty of opportunity to be creative when improving the home.
So, if you’d like to choose SEH BAC as your choice of installer we’d be more than happy to play a part in this important journey. For more information relating to our services, products, or projects, contact us today via online form.
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