Listed Building & Conservation Windows Advice
When it comes to replacing or repairing sash windows in historic buildings of interest, it can become quite a mine field. The design and form of historic windows make a substantial contribution to the character and architectural integrity of most historic buildings and to the character and appearance of conservation areas. It is always encouraged that any workmanship undertaken is of the highest standard along with the correct materials.
Sash and case windows tend to be very durable having being in place for a century or more. As per Scottish council rules for listed buildings and conservation areas, they like to keep the windows the same so a like for like window is almost always recommended. However, they do prefer if the original window is upgraded to keep in with the style of the building as much as possible.
First Steps for Sash & Case Window Replacement or Repairs Scotland
If you are an owner of a listed building, check with your local council for permission before undertaking any work.
Again if you live in a conservation area you must check with your council. They can help you decide whether to repair or replace your windows.