Changing colour tiles

Hi are you allowed to change colour of roof tiles in your area ? My neighbour is getting a new roof at the front of the house but is going from the brown tiles to grey . As we are joint neighbours I think this will look and eyesight and not inkept with the rest of the area .many thanks Ann .

Asked by Ann on 29th Sep 2022
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"Make a fone call to your local always open council offices & after a BB out 7 or 8 different depts theylltell you it doesn't matter as long as it's not in a conservation area"
Answered on 3rd Oct 2022 - Member since Dec 2015 - report
"As far as I know only in conservation areas will they council decide . I'm afraid you're neighbour can have what he likes ."
Answered on 29th Sep 2022 - Member since Apr 2018 - report
"Hi yes if they own the property this is freedom of choice"
Answered on 29th Sep 2022 - Member since Aug 2022 - report
"Normally you can change your roof to any type of tile you want . Unless it a listed building"
Answered on 29th Sep 2022 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
"Hi Anne
There are certain areas that forbid you changing the general appearance of your property and these are normally " areas of outstanding beauty, listed buildings, conservation areas, national trust properties to name a few but in general there is no restriction to changing your roof tile colour to grey, brown or red
You could check with your local council planning department and they will I'm sure advise you if there's any restrictions.

Hope this helps.

Answered on 2nd Oct 2022 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
"This all depends on the listing of the building and the area the dwelling is in if not listed then its personal choice"
Answered on 5th Oct 2022 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
"Unfortunately your neighbour can choose what tiles they like unless the property
is a listed building."
Answered on 6th Oct 2022 - Member since Aug 2018 - report
"You can do what you like if you own the property, no different from painting your front room, it’s their choice"
Answered on 29th Sep 2022 - Member since May 2019 - report
"Yes you are it's quite legal do so as you own the property"
Answered on 29th Sep 2022 - Member since Sep 2019 - report
"Yes there isn’t rules and regulations to witch colour of choice unless lited building"
Answered on 18th Oct 2022 - Member since Jul 2022 - report
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