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How to Protect a Historic Building

How to Protect a Historic Building

Use traditional materials such as stone, lime, slates or pantiles, and wood – in the same material and to the same detail as the original - as opposed to modern substitutes such as plastic or aluminium. Aberdeenshire Council maintains a central store of traditional material and fittings. Slates, pantiles,granite setts, cast iron rain goods, panelled doors and fire surrounds can all be found. Though moulding profiles and section sizes are largely standard for historic windows, skills have diminished to the extent that it is rarely possible to rely on traditional working practices.

Full working details are therefore needed. Unlisted buildings in conservation areas cannot be demolished without conservation area consent. We commend the work of the Banff Renaissance Project part of The Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI). This is the Heritage Lottery Fund's grant giving programme for the repair and regeneration of the historic environment in towns and cities throughout the UK. In May 2003, Banff was forwarded as a candidate for inclusion in the Townscape Heritage Initiative programme. The aim of the project is the rehabilitation of the historic core of the Banff Outstanding Conservation Area.

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