What does it mean if my house is listed?
A building is listed when it is of special architectural or historic interest in a national context. Listed buildings have extra legal protection within the planning system. Listed houses come in many styles and sizes, and range from terraced houses to simple country cottages and stately homes. There are three categories of listed building, based on their significance:
Grade I buildings are of exceptional interest and only 2.5% of listed buildings are Grade I
Grade II* buildings are particularly important buildings of more than special interest and just 5.5% of listed buildings are Grade II*
Grade II buildings are of special interest and the vast majority, 92%, of all listed buildings fall into this category
There are around 500,000 listed buildings in England, but it is difficult to be precise because one listing for example can cover a row of terraced houses. How are buildings chosen for listing? Not surprisingly, the older a building is, the more likely it is to be listed. All buildings built before 1700 which survive in anything like their original condition are listed, as are most of those built between 1700 and 1840. The more modern a building is, the more remarkable it will need to be if it is to be listed. Buildings that date from 1945 onwards need to be particularly carefully selected and usually a building has to be over 30 years old to be eligible for listing.
How to get a gas connection to my listed property?
Listed properties are not able to have a gas box on the wall unless you have permission from the local council, any other location (internal or external) will be acceptable, in some cases, we will need to liaise with local council too regarding your gas connection.
Contact us and let us know that your property is listed:
- Full address of the property where the work is needed.
- Property owner’s full name and telephone number.
- Whether there’s any private land (example: garden or driveway) between the property and the nearest footpath or road.
- Where the gas meter will be positioned at the property.*
- Distance in metres from the gas meter to the property boundary.