Listed properties are those protected by law to preserve their historical or architectural importance. In accordance with the Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas Act 1990, they require specialist attention when undertaking repair, restoration or renovation. At F&R Builders Ltd, our years of relevant experience, along with access to specialist subcontractors, allow us to carry out sympathetic and effective listed building repairs throughout Maidenhead, Ascot, Hanley and Marlow, including:
Before undertaking any work, it is important to check whether you require Listed Building Consent. Minor repairs do not usually need consent, as long as they are suitable and properly executed. For more extensive work, such as extending and major repointing, approval from the local planning authority may be necessary.
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We provide a range of listed building repair services that ensure homes in Maidenhead, Ascot, Henley, Marlow and the surrounding areas meet the needs of customers, whilst maintaining the character and history of the building. Some common aspects of such work include:
Original interior features, such as fireplaces, staircases, floorboards and cornices, are present in the majority of listed buildings. As key components of the historical interest of these properties, they are protected by listing.
We sympathetically repair, replace and retain such features, preserving as much as possible. If replacement is necessary, F&R Builders Ltd and our subcontractors source like-for-like materials.
Because it is difficult to install double glazing into historical window frames without changing the character of a building, consent is commonly necessary. Most planning authorities will oppose the introduction of double glazing, preferring secondary glazing which we fix to the inside of original frames.
Properties with modern replacement windows may be less difficult to upgrade, but we always check with relevant authorities, sourcing reliable window restoration and glazing suppliers.
Damp is a very common problem we face when undertaking listed building repair. The materials traditional buildings are made from are soft and porous, allowing moisture in. Alterations with unsuitable materials reduce the properties’ ability to release this moisture, trapping it in the walls and leading to damp.
When addressing damp issues, it is vital for contractors to have knowledge of listed buildings to ensure no harm is caused through inappropriate solutions. When hiring F&R Builders Ltd, you can rest assured that your home in Maidenhead, Ascot, Marlow, Henley or the surrounding areas is in the best possible hands.
Maintaining functional water systems is vital to the upkeep of your property, allowing rainwater to run away without saturating walls and leading to considerable structural issues.
Decorative and functional lead and cast-iron components are present on many historical buildings, requiring professional maintenance to prevent deterioration and decay.
As well as protecting your home from the weather, roofs convey local materials, architectural style and geographical location. For listed building repair, it is important to source materials that best match the size, colour and texture of original roofing.
Because we are a local company with extensive knowledge of the area, we source and supply the most suitable materials for every project, from slate to clay tiles.
Chimneys should receive regular checks to ensure they remain structurally sound and in good condition.