Based in Ashleworth and covering the whole of Gloucestershire, Spencers Builders Ltd specialise in period and listed renovations. Our home country and the nearby Cotswolds have a large percentage of period and listed properties. Many of them are affected by the ongoing impact of time and may require professional renovations.
Because we are also experts in oak frame repair and renewal, our company can provide full renovation packages that include provisions for lime mortar work. Clients in Gloucestershire now have access to a complete outset-to-completion service. We can also undertake extensions, conversions and alterations on modern properties in the area.
Period and listed renovations will usually require consent before work can begin. Spencers Builders Ltd liaise proactively with the relevant authorities to gain approval for projects in the Gloucestershire area. Oak frame repair and renewal jobs may also require consent. We will advise you fully on any permissions that might be needed.
Listed Building Consent (LBC) is regulated by the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990. The act states that period and listed renovations cannot be undertaken if the work affects the character, architecture or historic interest of the property. LBC also applies to some aspects of our oak frame repair and renewal work.
While no distinctions are made about renovations that could affect period and listed properties in the Gloucestershire area, work must be deemed as beneficial. With fines of up to £20,000 and a possible six months imprisonment for unauthorised works, it is vital that owners of older properties only choose a company that fully understand LBC regulations.
We never undertake renovation, timber replacement or lime mortar work without obtaining the required permissions. Clients in Gloucestershire who may have concerns over the renovation of an older property can trust Spencers Builders Ltd implicitly.
Having already undertaken a sizeable number of successful property extensions in the Gloucestershire area, we are also familiar with legislation on any type of new build. Extensions must fall within the boundaries of your property, be no more than half the size of the existing building and not exceed the height of the eaves in a current home.
Once again, Spencers Builders Ltd can assist in the planning stage of property extensions by working with the local authority for Gloucestershire on your behalf. With the required permissions in place, our team can utilise a full range of building and construction skills to create additional living space that will also add welcome value to your property.