Pollokshields Heritage  

Advice

WindowWINDOWS

West Pollokshields has an exciting and wide range of window designs already in existence which contribute to the individuality of different properties. Wherever possible, windows should be repaired rather than replaced, retaining decorative features such as leaded or stained glass, which are a special characteristic in West Pollokshields (See Fig. 3).

Where replacement is necessary, front windows must match the original in all aspects of design and main method of opening (usually sliding sash and case). This means that the proportion of top-to­ bottom sashes and the pattern of glazing bars or astragals must be reproduced exactly, and timber is usually the best material to use. A secondary method of opening may be needed to make cleaning easier.

At the rear, new windows must match the original in appearance but may have a different method of opening, e.g. vertical/horizontal pivot.

It is particularly important that windows of individual properties in a terrace block should all be of the same style and colour. Window frames should normally be painted white, or to a colour agreed with the Director of Planning.

Planning permission is required for replacement windows unless they comply with this design guide.

A free leaflet about windows is available from the Planning Department.