George’s House, Bathwick Hill, Bathwick, Bath
George’s House is an unlisted mid-20th century building, incorporating a ground floor retail unit, situated within the Bath Conservation Area and World Heritage Site. It adjoins a Grade II 1800s terrace at 1-5 Bathwick Hill, and has subsequently been built in a complementary style utilising a Bath stone façade and detailing such as a first floor stringcourse, parapet, and multi-pane sash windows. However, it remains legible as a separate, later addition to the terrace.
We are supportive of proposed remedial works to the roof to address water ingress, replace existing asbestos slates with Spanish slate, and renew the lead gutters. Works would seek to address the deteriorating condition of the roof, and utilise traditional-style materials in keeping with the original design reference of the building, its listed context, and the wider character and appearance of the conservation area.
We recommend that where works to the roof are being undertaken, this would be a positive opportunity for the installation of roof insulation, or upgrading of any roof insulation already in situ, to improve the thermal efficiency of the building.