The owners of 56 Vicar Street have been successful in their application for a grant of £4228 from the THI Common Fund to repair and refurbish their timber, sash & case windows.
This property has a total of seven windows, which are in varying states of disrepair with some letting in water and considerable drafts. The window cills are rotten, putty is cracked and loose, and sashes need new lead weights & ropes. The THI grant funding will be used to overhaul the existing timber windows to a good state of repair, including fitting slim profile double glazed units to the existing sashes.
This project addresses a key concern within the Falkirk Town Centre Conservation area – namely the retention or reinstatement of original timber windows over uPVC replacements. It is hoped that this project can act as an exemplar for persuading future property owners that energy efficiency and thermal comfort can be achieved by upgrading traditional sash & case windows.
This is the first grant to be awarded through the THI’s ‘Small Grants Scheme’.