Concern & action: Original internal detail lost
Temporary or permanent loss of original internal details that are linked to the character of the building e.g. cornices, dado or picture rails, historic plasterwork and wall linings, decorative finishes, alterations to room and door heights, window reveals and shutter boxes.
Check whether the building has protected heritage status. If the building is listed, it is unlikely that permission would be granted for the removal of original features. Adapt design to incorporate internal features or consider alternative installation method to prevent loss of details. Remember home users may have an emotional attachment to character features, especially wall detailing (if covered or altered) and windows.
Continue liaison with heritage body throughout installation to agree the installation methodology of measures affecting internal detail. Keep building user/owner informed regarding any amendments to building features during construction.
Inform the relevant heritage body of the reinstatement of any original internal features affected by the measure installation.
Frame infill insulation
Room in roof insulation
Floor insulation between/under floor joists
Floor Insulation on top of existing floor finish
Floor void filled with insulation
Replacement of existing ground floor with new concrete insulated solid ground floor
Chimney removal complete
Chimney removal internal
Ground/Water source heat pumps
Biomass stove with back boiler
Fan-assisted replacement storage heaters
Flue gas heat recovery devices
Waste water heat recovery devices for showers
Hot water cylinder insulation
Heating Distribution Refurbishment
Wet Under-floor heating
Lighting system upgrade
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