157 Church Road, Combe Down, Bath
In light of the declared Climate Emergency, BPT is generally supportive of retrofit measures that protect elements that contribute to the special architectural and historic interest of a listed building; alterations are expected to be visually coherent with the character of the building, and the wider shared character of the two listed buildings and surrounding conservation area.
We are supportive of the installation of secondary glazing to improve the thermal performance of the building whilst minimising possible detriment to its distinctive historic characteristics. Secondary glazing allows the retention of historic or historic-style sash windows, and would constitute a less invasive, reversible measure with limited harm to historic fabric.
We therefore feel that this measure would be a positive, easily reversible addition to improve the energy efficiency and residential comfort of a historic building and ensure its long-term, sustainable use with a low visual impact. Magnetically-fixed secondary glazing is a minimally invasive and easily reversible addition to improve the energy efficiency and residential comfort of a historic building and ensure its long-term, sustainable use. The proposed glazing model would allow the sashes to open and therefore retain their existing function and capacity for natural ventilation.