Ilkley's Conservation Area
In 1971, Ilkley was designated a conservation area. 650 hectares of the town is covered by the Listed Buildings & Conservation Act to protect it as 'an area of special architectural or historical interest in the appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance'. So, what does this mean for your home improvements in Ilkley?
Firstly, it is about preserving the historical elements of the town; The Roman Core, The Shopping Area, The Spa Town, The Railway Town, The Victorian Suburbs and Victorian & Edwardian Residential Expansion. To know whether your home falls within the areas of the Ilkley covered, see the guide on the Bradford Metropolitan Borough Council.
Under the Conservation Act "no person shall execute or cause to be executed any works for the demolition of a listed building or for its alteration or extension in any manner which would affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest, unless the works are authorised". Permissions can be granted for alterations by the local authorities under some circumstances however, without a tremendous amount of ongoing maintenance, wooded windows and doors inevitably need replacing.
Under Article 4. as long as the replacement is in keeping with the building, permission should be granted. This is where Our Residence Collection windows and doors come in, they have been specifically designed to replicate period designs for conservation areas such as Ilkley's. 100mm profiles, frets and realistic woodgrain finishes recreate the look of Georgian & Victorian wooden windows to gain planning consent.
The use of material is also covered by this legislation: "For modern properties, materials such as UPVC and aluminium windows and doors may be original to those buildings and would therefore be considered appropriate" meaning you get the traditional look with the security and energy efficiency of a modern windows.
There are many reasons to love Ilkley and for many of the visitors and residents alike, it's the visible heritage that surrounds you in the town and we are proud to be a part of preserving that. Take a look at out Timber Alternative Residence Collection for your next home improvement in Ilkley.
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