National guidance

Energy efficiency and historic buildings

The drivers to improve energy efficiency are usually to: Reduce carbon emissions and fuel bills, Improve comfort levels and Comply with statutory requirements. This suite of guidance includes: a “whole house” approach, advice on statutory requirements and guidance on installing energy efficiency measures. It includes checklists of potential improvements and their respective benefits, comparative costs and technical risks.

Traditional Windows

This guidance on traditional windows is aimed at building professionals and property owners. Historic windows are often of considerable importance to the significance of listed buildings. Advice is provided on their maintenance, repair and thermal upgrading as well as on their restoration. The guidance also sets out the general approach when alteration or replacement requires listed building consent.