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20 Nov


What constitutes restoration or reconstruction works?

November 20, 2013 | By |

Restoration or reconstruction can take many forms but always aims to return a building to a known early state. This could mean repair of an early cast iron fence, replacement of a modern tiled roof with original slates, reinstatement of a missing verandah, removal of a modern carport addition or a wide variety of other interventions. However, it must be clear that the works go some way towards restoring the original appearance of the building. That appearance can be established through early documentation of the property in the form of building plans, photographs and drawings or through evidence available through an examination of the building. The Fund cannot assist with speculative reconstruction works in which the early appearance of the building is not known.