Building repair grant from National Park

3 years ago Killin News

Do you own a listed building, a traditional pre 1919 property in a conservation area or a property on a main route in the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park (LLTNP), that is in need of repair? The National Park built heritage repair grant may be able to offer some assistance.

To qualify, your property must date from before 1919, and be visible and prominent from a main route through the Park (including the West Highland Way and National Cycle Route 7).  From 2015, listed buildings and traditional properties located within the National Park’s eight conservation areas will also be eligible. Fine examples of buildings from a later period, may be considered in exceptional circumstances.  If a traditional building  has been considerably altered, applications which show a commitment to restoring it to its original character will be encouraged.

Grants are available to assist with the external repair of traditional buildings using traditional materials and methods. Eligible works include:

  • Repairs to traditional windows and doors
  • Re-roofing in traditional materials (slate & corrugated iron)
  • Repair or renewal of lead work and cast iron guttering
  • Chimney repairs or rebuilding of demolished chimney
  • Repairs to stone work and render
  • Re-pointing in lime of entire historic building or main or an entire elevation.
  • Repair of traditional boundary, walls, railings, gates, gate piers
  • Traditional signage (Commercial buildings)
  • Shopfront restoration/improvements
  • Decoration, only if associated with other grant eligible works
  • Re-instatement of architectural features e.g. decorative bargeboards, finials, railings, traditional dormers
  • Replacement of non-traditional materials e.g. UPVC windows with timber.

Grants are available for up to 50% of grant eligible works, to a maximum of £5,000. Funds however, are limited, so these amounts are not guaranteed, levels will depend on the number of eligible applications received by the deadline.

Deadline for applications is 8th July 2015. For more information please visit the LLTNP website contact Susan McGowan, Carolyn O’Conner or Lynn Wylie on 01389 722600 or via repairgrant@lochlomond-trossachs.org.

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