Examples of Grant Funded Work

Please note - the Small Grant has now closed, and all funds are fully committed.

Repair work to roof, chimneys and cast iron rainwater goods

Repairs to roofs in natural materials traditional to the area, normally to match the historic covering, using new materials and/or re-using sound existing material where possible are grant eligible, with up to 75% of the total cost being covered by the grant. Only Scotch or Welsh slate are acceptable roof coverings, along with red clay pantile where appropriate. Any repairs to, or replacement of, rainwater goods must match the historic material. Generally this will be cast iron, or occasionally lead. Aluminium, plastic or PVC rainwater goods are not acceptable.

Repairs to windows

Existing timber sash and case windows should be retained and repaired wherever possible. Replacements, if necessary, must be matching timber sliding sash and case, and must maintain the existing, or where they are lost, restore the original astragal pattern. PVC and aluminium replacement windows are not appropriate replacements. If original windows have to be replaced, an attempt to re-use the original glass should be made.

Repairs to harling

Only traditional lime harling is acceptable, that is a wet dash harl whose final coat comprises lime coarse sand and aggregate with no more than a small gauging of Portland cement to aid initial set. The final harling may be coloured using a specialist lime wash in an appropriate historic colour in keeping with the conservation area.

Shopfronts

Victorian shopfronts, whether an integral part of a Victorian building or inserted into an older one, should be retained or restored. Applied fascias, oversize lettering, and internally illuminated letters should be eliminated. Paint work should be a dark colour, or woodwork “grained”. Lettering should be painted or in gold leaf.

 

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Roof Repairs Outdoor Repaired Windows Old Windows Shopfronts Harling Repairs Damaged Harling Replaced Windows Original Windows
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Repair work to roof, chimneys and cast iron rainwater goods

'After' photos show the property following the re-slating and re-leading of the front roof and two dormers; new cast iron gutters were also installed.

Repairs to roofs in natural materials traditional to the area, normally to match the historic covering, using new materials and/or re-using sound existing material where possible are grant eligible, with up to 75% of the total cost being covered by the grant. Only Scotch or Welsh slate are acceptable roof coverings, along with red clay pantile where appropriate. Any repairs to, or replacement of, rainwater goods must match the historic material. Generally this will be cast iron, or occasionally lead. Aluminium, plastic or PVC rainwater goods are not acceptable

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Repair work to roof, chimneys and cast iron rainwater goods

'Before' photos show a damaged roof and dormer windows. Vegetation can be seen growing along gutter line and from slates; lead flashing is also in need of repair.

Repairs to roofs in natural materials traditional to the area, normally to match the historic covering, using new materials and/or re-using sound existing material where possible are grant eligible, with up to 75% of the total cost being covered by the grant. Only Scotch or Welsh slate are acceptable roof coverings, along with red clay pantile where appropriate. Any repairs to, or replacement of, rainwater goods must match the historic material. Generally this will be cast iron, or occasionally lead. Aluminium, plastic or PVC rainwater goods are not acceptable

Repaired Windows

Repairs to windows

'After' photos show the window following the repair of timber cills and astragals and replacement of the damaged glass with new suitable coloured glass panels.

Old Windows Old Windows

Repairs to windows

'Before' photos show a window prior to work being carried out. The cills and astragals are in need of repair, and some of the coloured glass panels are cracked.

Existing timber sash and case windows should be retained and repaired wherever possible. Replacements, if necessary, must be matching timber sliding sash and case, and must maintain the existing, or where they are lost, restore the original astragal pattern. PVC and aluminium replacement windows are not appropriate replacements. If original windows have to be replaced, an attempt to re-use the original glass should be made.

Shopfronts

Shopfronts

'Before' photos show the shopfront with boarded up windows and damaged timber window surrounds and fascia board. 'After' photo shows the shopfront following the repairs to the timber windows surrounds and fascia board and installation of new glazing.

Victorian shopfronts, whether an integral part of a Victorian building or inserted into an older one, should be retained or restored. Applied fascias, oversize lettering, and internally illuminated letters should be eliminated. Paint work should be a dark colour, or woodwork “grained”. Lettering should be painted or in gold leaf.

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Repairs to harling

'After' photos show the property following the programme of works to strip off the original lime harl, reapply, and coat with a new lime wash.

Only traditional lime harling is acceptable, that is a wet dash harl whose final coat comprises lime coarse sand and aggregate with no more than a small gauging of Portland cement to aid initial set. The final harling may be coloured using a specialist lime wash in an appropriate historic colour in keeping with the conservation area.

Damaged HarlingDamaged Harling

Repairs to harling

'Before' photos show the previously lime harled and lime washed building has sustained damage to the wall bases, where the pigment can be seen to be discoloured. It requires the original wash to be removed and the surface prepared for a re-application of lime wash.

Only traditional lime harling is acceptable, that is a wet dash harl whose final coat comprises lime coarse sand and aggregate with no more than a small gauging of Portland cement to aid initial set. The final harling may be coloured using a specialist lime wash in an appropriate historic colour in keeping with the conservation area.

Replaced Windows

Repairs to windows

'Before' photos show two original windows, one sash and case (on the left) and one casement (on the right), which are both in need of repair.

Original Windows

Repairs to windows

'Before' photos show two original windows, one sash and case (on the left) and one casement (on the right), which are both in need of repair.

 

 

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