Historic building features

Over recent years we have produced a series of design guides on the conservation of historic building features with the aim of assisting both property owners and developers with the design and specification of new projects or repairs. It should be noted that some of these guides have become quite dated and may not reflect recent legislative and national guidance changes, such as the new Building Regulations. 

Links to additional information, particularly related to adapting to climate change and reducing carbon emissions have also been included under each topic.

Windows and Doors

Traditional Dormer Windows - Cotswold District Council technical and design guide (2013)

Traditional Casement Windows - Cotswold District Council technical and design guide (2013)

Historic England - Traditional windows: their care, repair and upgrading (2014)

Historic England - General information on windows, including sash window repair

Historic England - Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings: Draught-proofing windows and doors

Historic England - Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings: Secondary glazing for windows

SPAB - Technical Questions and Answers 5:  Old Doors

SPAB - Technical Questions and Answers 8:  Metal Windows

Porches

Porches - Cotswold District Council design guidance (2001)  

Roofing

Cotswold Stone Slate Roofing - technical guidance (2000) 

Historic England - Information on roof insulation

Chimneys, flues and ventilation

Traditional Chimneys - Cotswold District Council technical guide (1999) 

Traditional Chimneys - Cotswold District Council design guide (1999) 

Historic England - Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings: Open fires, chimneys and flues

Ventilators: Air bricks and vents  - Cotswold District Council (2011)

Floors and Walls

Historic England - Floor insulation

Historic England - Wall insulation

SPAB - Technical Questions and Answers 1 : Dealing with Inappropriate Cement Renders

SPAB - Technical Questions and Answers 2: Brickwork

SPAB - Technical Questions and Answers 11: Re-pointing

SPAB - Technical Questions and Answers 18: Limewash

Barn Conversions

A Guide to the Conversion of Historic Farm Buildings to employment use (Cotswold District Council) (1998) 

 

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