Will I Need Planning Permission?

The most important thing to remember about planning permission is that as a homeowner, the buck stops with you. It is the owner?s responsibility to ascertain whether planning permission is required and to get the necessary permissions in place before any work is carried out.

That said when installing double glazing or replacement windows, planning permission is rarely required, with the exception of listed buildings and properties in conservation areas such as National Parks, World Heritage Sites and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Get the experts in. All good suppliers of double glazing will be able to advise you about planning permission and the necessary Building Regulations you will need to comply to.

Regulations & Standards in the UK are strict and can be a sticky area, for example converting a standard window into a bay window can be classed as an extension and therefore require planning permission. Remember:? if you are in any doubt, it?s always a good idea to check with your local planning authority first before work begins.

View more information about planning permission here.