Suitability for use in Listed Buildings

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We are open for business as usual (although there here is nothing usual about this situation) with our transport company (Brooks Transport) who are designated by the government as critical to the covid response. We are still delivering direct to door or site, (however collections or visits to the warehouse are not possible.) Our IT systems allow us to work from home so our staff are protected. Please Call or Email Us for samples or orders. Our factories are back to full capacity and the supply chain is operating effectively which can be seen here. As a trade supplier we have a minimum requirement of 50m2 for any samples and supplies. Please call 01666 504015 if you require less. For Government advice please click here. Even with these steps we have made, we must pull together, support one another, and get through this as a group, a family, and feel proud to say to our wider community we are critical to the Covid-19 response, and we will support it for as long as we are able. Stay safe, stay well, look after yourself, and each other.

The Building Centre will be open fully with the café back and exhibitions in place from Monday 12th April 2021. In the meantime, you can book visits in advance by contacting The Building Centre directly on 020 7692 4000. Please note that we do not have any representatives based at this showroom, but you can call us during your visit to talk through the options on display on 01666 504 015.

The Tetbury showroom is strictly by appointment only, maximum of two people with social distancing and face coverings required. Please call 01666 504 015 to book an appointment.

Suitability for use in Listed Buildings

We have the expertise to create sustainable wood flooring that will be accepted by local authority planning departments, English Heritage and the local Conservation Officer.

Our E109 unfinished oak flooring for example has been approved as a replacement on many occasions and our E308 lacquered oak flooring has been used in lots of projects when refurbishing listed buildings.

If you are an Architect or interior designer then we can help with the NBS specification and provide samples for approval by English heritage and the local authority; this should help make planning approval a smooth process. Listed buildings can often be very difficult to work with, we are here to help!

We have found the link below very helpful for our individual clients.

Applying for Building Consent

Listed Building Consent is administered by your local planning authority or Council.  Forms are available online or in hard copy if you visit your local office.  It usually takes between eight and 13 weeks for a decision to be made, depending on the size and complexity of the proposal.

When a Council considers whether to grant or to refuse an application it must take into account the desirability of preserving the building, its setting and those features which make it special.  Therefore you should consider those factors when planning your proposal for the changes to your property.

What should I do?

First, talk to your local conservation officer to check that you do need to make an application for Listed Building Consent. Then ask them to outline what might be acceptable and whether your ideas may need to be adapted to make them more likely to succeed.

If you have any questions regarding our wood floors and their suitability for your listed building, please call us on 01666 504015 or email