Staying in older houses often means struggling not to sacrifice its historic character, while still trying to make it suit your needs. Effective and regular maintenance is very important in older homes to help slow down the deterioration process, and, keep your house a pleasant and safe place to inhabit. It is only sensible to keep a checklist and put together a maintenance program. Keeping an older structure dry should be first on a maintenance list. Routinely check drains, downpipes, guttering’s and roof coverings to ensure they are in good condition.
If your property is listed or is located in a conservation location, permission may be required in order to carry out repairs instead of just carrying out maintenance work. Discovering the construction and style of your house is useful when undertaking repair and maintenance, this helps guide your thoughts about any adjustments you may desire to make.
As per English Heritage, you’ll need Listed Building Consent for any project to a listed property that involves demolition, extensions, or alterations and will influence its character as a property of special historic or architectural interest.
Certain conservation areas are a matter of special controls, particularly when the local agency wants to protect specific building features, like windows or doors. Call your local agency if you’re uncertain.
The Victorian days started when Queen Victoria ascended the throne in 1837 and ended in the year 1901. It’s split architecturally into various phases. Furnishings and Windows can be especially authentic if you carry out your research well. Sliding sash windows at the Victorian period were common, even so, during the 1870’s. Queen Anne’s Revival style emerged , which saw glazing bars returning.
The Georgian period began in the year 1714, and is believed to have ended in the year 1820. This overlapped with the Regency period. It was a little bit of a confusing time with several stylistic variations. The double-hung sash windows were the preferred windows of that period. It’s thought that hardly any Georgian windows were built to a normal size. The mid-Georgian sash window was typically of six-over-eight panes. As that 100 years progressed nevertheless, they were overtaken by larger-sized windows, two-over-two or even four-over-four panes. Glazing bars were much thinner and had more refined look.… Continue Reading...