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.

Suggested actions

Before Implementation

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.

During implementation

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.

After implementation

Inform the relevant heritage body of the reinstatement of any original internal features affected by the measure installation.