Do I need planning permission to replace windows?

The quick answer is: you don’t need to get planning permission to replace your windows, unless:

– You live in a listed building
– You live in a conservation area or AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty)
– You’re installing a bay window

Please note: this information is correct at the time of writing.

Can I replace windows in my listed or AONB home?

tilt and turn window- eurocellBrecon Beacons, Gower, Wye Valley, we’re incredibly fortunate to have an abundance of national parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in South Wales. When it comes to large external or internal renovations to homes in these areas, including replacing your windows, planning permission from local authorities will need to be granted.

These restrictions are in place to keep the integrity of the local area, so the windows will need to keep within the character of the home. Changes to a listed building will also require permission before work can be done. Our range of wood effect uPVC windows are a popular choice amongst homeowners to save the hassle of increased maintenance and expense of traditional timber windows.

Do I need planning permission to add new bay windows?

External view of an Irish oak bay windowA popular way to extend the living space of a room, bay windows are often treated as an extension so permission may need to be required before the installation. The range of bay windows from Falcon Installations are bespoke products taking into account factors, such as available space and your personal taste and style, to find the perfect match for your home.

Updating your home without planning permission may cost more money to get the home in line with the regulations. Additionally, you may be subject to a fine by your local authorities. Contact them or chat to a trusted local fitter for further advice.

Falcon Installations: double glazing experts in South Wales

With over 5,000 installations under our belt, we at Falcon Installations can assess your project and advise if planning permission will need to be obtained. We are incredibly proud of the work we’ve done for customers in Bridgend, Swansea, Cardiff, Newport, Merthyr Tydfil, Barry and across South Wales.

Let our knowledgeable team help you create the home of your dreams with our range of windows, doors, conservatories and other products. Don’t just take our word for it, have a look at our independent reviews from customers we served. Pop into our showroom to chat to our experts and see select products from our range for yourself, or contact us online.

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