Do You Need Planning Permission For Rendering?

Jan 6, 2023 | General News

Rendering is a popular way to improve the external appearance of your home, whilst also adding weather protection and insulation to the walls of the building too. But one question that gets asked a lot is “do you need planning permission for rendering in the UK?

The answer is this:

In general, you will not need planning permission to render your house. This is because rendering is considered to be a form of permitted development, which means it is allowed as long as it meets certain conditions.

However, there are a few circumstances where you may need planning permission for rendering your house:

  • If your house is a listed building: Listed buildings are buildings of special architectural or historical interest that are protected by law. If your house is a listed building, you will need to apply for listed building consent before rendering it.
  • If you live in a conservation area: A conservation area is a designated area that is protected because of its special architectural or historic interest. If you live in a conservation area, you will need to apply for conservation area consent before rendering your house.

So, for the vast majority of people, you will not need to ask for planning permission for rendering and can push on with getting your project started.

If you are unsure but feel that you may live in a listed building or within a conservation area, then it is always a good idea to check with your local council to see if you need planning permission before starting any work on your house. They will be able to tell you whether or not you need permission and can provide guidance on the process.

We are also happy to provide any advice that we can on getting your property ready for rendering, so if you are looking for rendering or insulation in the East Midlands area, please feel free to give us a call at 0800 1583605 or send us an email, and our team will be happy to help.

For more information regarding rendering and the benefits that it can bring to your home, please see here.