Lochgelly Town House moves from derelict to des-res
December 22 2016
Restoring and retaining many period features the team had to completely rebuild the roof and create custom windows to retain the period look. This stretched to stonework repairs, reinstating timber wall panelling and repair of plaster ceilings, coving and mouldings throughout.
Cllr Judy Hamilton, executive spokesperson for housing & building services said: “The Townhouse was in very serious disrepair with dry rot throughout and significant areas that had collapsed. During the restoration the team faced major challenges to reconstruct the stairwell, the old committee rooms and the roof with joiners working meticulously from photographs to deliver the fabulous finish we can see now.
“The roof has been completely re-constructed using specially selected slate and the dome section required special heritage approval. The new double glazed sash and case windows were custom made and installed by Fife Council’s Joiners Workshop.”
Twenty new build homes have also been delivered during the site’s transformation, part of extensive regeneration efforts in the town.
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