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SOLVED: Can I Render My House Without Planning Permission?

can I render my house without planning permission

Planning permission has been in place in the UK since the 1st of July 1948 and since then, has restricted what can and can’t be done to properties in the UK without prior permission. 

When planning any property upgrade or renovation in the UK, knowing where you stand with planning permission in advance can save you a whole lot of problems down the line. 

The last thing that you want is to do something that should have required permission and end up having to take it all down. This is especially true with render, which can be more of a hassle to remove than it is to install in the first place!

If you’re considering applying new render to your property, then asking ‘can I render my house without planning permission?’ is a very good start to the project. 

So that you know just where you stand, we’re going to cover what you need to know about planning permission for property render.

can I render my house without planning permission

There are many changes that fall under the bracket of a permitted development, which means that planning permisison isn’t required. Of these changes, rendering and cladding a property is generally considered a permitted development, so it’s allowed

Planning Permission for Property Rendering: An Overview

The aim of planning permission is to guide development in the UK, through the countryside, cities and towns. Planning permission covers property alterations like changes to highway access, landscaping, land use and building appearance. 

There are many changes that fall under the bracket of a permitted development, which means that planning permisison isn’t required. Of these changes, rendering and cladding a property is generally considered a permitted development, so it’s allowed.

However, there are some instances where you may need planning permission to render your home, such as if:

•    You live in a conservation area (such as a National Park)
•    Your property is listed
•    You use materials that don’t match the construction of your home
•    You’ve had your permitted development rights removed

If none of these apply to you, then you probably don’t need planning permission; but you may still need to apply for building regulations approval…

can I render my house without planning permission

Properla façade coatings are specially designed to protect the exterior of a property and give you a fresh and beautiful finish with a quality look that is going to last

Building Regulations for Property Rendering

Unlike planning permisison, building regulations are almost solely to do with property construction and design, particularly regarding the health and safety of properties and energy conservation. 

If you plan on rendering or replacing cladding on more than a quarter of your property, then you may need to apply for approval from building regulations. This can depend on the amount of work and any improvements that will need to be made to thermal insulation.

If you think you may need approval and aren’t using a company that is registered with the Competent Person Scheme, you can check whether you need approval by contacting a local or private building control body.

Properla: The Essential Addition to a Rendered Property

For any project that involves exterior rendering, there’s also another important element that needs to be considered – protecting that render from weather damage and general wear and tear.

To make sure that your home is thermally efficient, with a low masonry thermal conductivity, protecting any new render is incredibly important. Thankfully, comprehensive protection isn’t difficult to achieve. 

Properla façade coatings are specially designed to protect the exterior of a property and give you a fresh and beautiful finish with a quality look that is going to last.

  • Lower wall thermal conductivity for increased heat retention
  • Self-cleaning walls with less chance of moss and algae growth
  • Reduced maintenance as water beads up and runs down the walls
  • Beautiful appearance with a range of stunning colours
  • Wall breathability, allowing moisture and air to escape
  • Less risk of serious frost damage and other moisture-related damage

can I render my house without planning permission

An application of Properla is so important because it penetrates the surface of the wall and creates a protective barrier which prevents more than 95% of water absorption. The hydrophobic properties of Properla repel water, which leaves your walls dry and free of damp

Transform Your Home with the Help of Home Logic!

It’s always better to be safe than sorry and make sure that you have the required approval from building regulations and planning permisison before starting any exterior project. 

Then, to get the most out of that renovation, making sure that it’s protected is an essential next step to take!

To keep your render safe from harm and make sure that your home is always looking its best, contact Home Logic today – the local service you need for excellent energy-saving home improvements. Simply dial 0800 1700 636, or click the button below to get the ball rolling today!