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Understanding Conservation Areas

Throughout the Residence 9 site you will find mention of conservation areas; an area where the installation of our revolutionary timber-like window system is perfectly suited. But you may be wondering what a conservation area is actually classed as?

According to Wikipedia there are 9,600 areas in England that have been designated by a council as being conservation areas.

A conservation area is an area that’s classed as having outstanding natural beauty and which must be preserved or enhanced as so to maintain or improve its authentic character. In such areas, planning permission for works will often be required.

The relevant local authority will then assess whether the proposed work will remain true and in-keeping to the original character of the building/area. If it doesn’t then the chances are that permission will not be granted under circumstances.

There are several conservation areas in our region of Gloucestershire. Most local council websites provide advice on conservation areas such as this:

If you’re unsure as to whether you are obliged to observe conservation requirements then you should always contact your local authority before any work goes ahead.



At Residence Collection, we have a range of colours available and can offer everything from timeless classics like Grained White to modern favourites such as Eclectic Grey. Don’t forget, we also offer a dual finish that allows you to find windows and doors that look as good from the inside as they do outside.