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Do You Need Planning Permission to Install Security Shutters?

Security shutters are a great way to protect your business from theft and could end up saving your business thousands simply by preventing a loss of stock and by reducing your insurance premiums. When it comes to installing security shutters in London they can prove extremely beneficial, but you may not be clear as to whether or not you can have them installed. We’ve put together a guide to help you with any questions you may have.

 

Local Authorities

Different local authorities tend to have different rules and regulations in place for shop fronts – these can either make the installation of security shutters easier or harder. Before the start of any installation, it’s worth checking exactly what the general guidelines of your local authority are.

 

General Guidelines

Most local authorities will have some general guidelines in place for shop fronts. One of the main considerations is the aesthetic appeal. Most councils have a remit to ensure that shop fronts remain attractive and welcoming, so take the overall look into account when selecting the shutters for you. Another key consideration any local council will look at is the overall quality of the shutters. Local councils will recognise the need for your business to be as secure as possible, but if you install shutters of inferior quality, you may find yourself having problems with the council. With our shutters, you can rest assured that they are of the highest quality, meaning you won’t have to worry about any planning problems.

Historical Sights

If your business is located on a listed site or is part of a historical property, then it’s unlikely that the local council will allow you to make any external changes. In this case, it’s worth checking with the local council to see if any of your proposed changes break the rules they have in place for listed properties. You may believe that your choice of security shutters are in-keeping with the overall character of the building, so it’s important to stress that when it comes to applying for installation.

If you have any questions regarding the potential installation of your security shutters, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can contact us on 0845 644 1225.

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