A famous building in Balham is The Bedford, a pub venue for comedy and live music. It has been performed in by many well-known people such as Harry Hill, Catherine Tate and Al Murray.

200 years ago, Balham was mostly made up of farms and a couple of country houses. Now it is home to Europe’s largest privately owned block of flats, which consists of 676 apartments.

One of the first conservation areas in Balham was in the grounds of Bedford Hill House, where the Heaver Estate is.

The link below takes you to the Wandsworth conservation area page. Here you are able to search whether your home is in a conservation area. There are two ways of doing this.  The first is to view a map of the borough. This has the borough laid out showing which areas are in a conservation area. Alternatively, you can go onto the online map that maps out the conservation area, listed buildings and tree preservation orders. You can search for your postcode.


To contact someone in your borough for more information you can either,

Email: planning@wandsworth.gov.uk

Phone: 0208 871 7620 which takes you to the duty planner service which is available Monday-Friday 9am-1pm

Or phone: 0208 871 6000 which is the general number for Wandsworth council

Or visit: http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/, the Wandsworth council home page

Fortis & Hooke offers a full range of sash window services in Balham. We can assist with the following:

Our surveyor would be delighted to explain our range of services in more detail to you during a no-obligation survey of your windows.