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Building conservation approach

Protected buildings and areas

There are several types of protected buildings in the Walsall borough, listed buildings and locally listed buildings. Conservation areas and the buildings within them are also protected.

Past grant funding

When there has been grant funding in the past, buildings and areas covered by funding were chosen on their historic merits and their importance in the street-scene.

Making changes to protected buildings

There are specific rules and processes in place around making changes to protected buildings.

Find out more about making changes to:

Building materials

Repairs to protected buildings require quality workmanship the use of appropriate materials.

When working on older buildings, you must use traditional materials such as:

  • Welsh roofing slate
  • lime mortars
  • cast iron rainwater goods.

These traditional materials are far better quality than many modern substitutes, such as UPVC and last longer. They are also more suitable for historic buildings.

You can find more advice and guidance on the Historic England website.

Contact us

You can contact us for more advice on building materials and how to approach building conservation.

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