Building repairs

High quality structural and external repairs to historic properties using traditional materials and methods including:

  • roofs, chimneys, rainwater goods, leadwork
  • stonework, pointing, traditional renders
  • traditional timber windows and external doors

Millport CARS Guidance

Reinstatement of architectural features

Where the building is in generally good condition or as part of the conservation project:

  • windows and external doors
  • decorative tiling, stone or timber architectural details
  • ornamental metalwork

Millport CARS Guidance

Shopfront Improvements

High quality external repair and restoration works to historic shopfronts using traditional materials and methods. Based on the historic evidence, like plans, drawings and photographs with the aim to restore traditional proportions and character of the shopfronts. It may include fascia boards and hand painted lettering, recessed doors, traditional grills, awnings, stallrisers and ornaments.

Shopfront Design Guide, May 2016


  • Routine maintenance and minor repairs
  • Internal works, unless necessary for external structural stability
  • New buildings, demolitions, alterations, extensions and conversions
  • Installation or renewal of services
  • Works that have already been carried out
  • Works for which statutory consents have not been granted