Can you rewire a listed building?

An older building often has many features of interest which make it special and worth preserving.

These could include its architecture, ceilings, staircases, windows or early forms of building services such as radiators and plumbing. For listed buildings, the entry on the National Heritage List for England sometimes describes their features of interest but not always in the case of building services so it’s important to check.

You can usually change and upgrade most building services without affecting what's unique about the building although if in doubt expert advice should be sought. Listed building or conservation area status should help to ensure that proposed changes are thought through carefully, rather than preventing change.

When you want to make changes to your building services, find out whether you need any consents before your contractor starts work. These may include listed building consent, building regulations and planning permission. It’s important to make sure the listed building’s electrical cabling is safe and modern, to minimise any danger that can come as a result.

SCI Management are specialists in listed building electrical installation, ensuring all of the important historic features of your premises are respected in the way they deserve.

Contact us today to speak to our experts about how we can rewire your listed building, making it safer, more efficient and more reliable.

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