Drawing requirements for Keighley Townscape Heritage Initiative

For architectural reinstatement works it is important that the historic details are accurately identified and drawn to the correct scale in enough detail to allow contractors to replicate them. Attention to detail is important in restoration work.

Initially, archive research should be carried out to identify historic details. The THI Officer holds historic photographs and drawings of many buildings in the area. Many original details still exist on the buildings and these should be retained and restored. They are often hidden behind modern fascias and signs.

11-13 North Street: planning drawing
dated 1903

11-13 North Street in 2012, showing the original shop sign and pilaster (on the right)

Detailed drawings for reinstatement works need to be produced for Planning Permission, Listed Building Consent and Advertisement Consent, as well as for the tender package which allows contractors to quote for the works accurately.

The following drawings are required, although these will vary depending on the works being carried out. Proposals should be agreed with the THI Officer before submitting planning applications or going out to tender.

Shop fronts:

  • Elevations
  • Vertical section through the shop front, including the door, at a scale of 1:10
  • 1:5 or 1:10 sections through profiled parts of the shop front, including stall risers, cills, corner posts, transom rail, blind boxes and doors
  • Plan showing details such as the recessed doorway, widths of stall risers and recessed entrance floor detailing
  • Details of any proposed signage, showing details such as edging, lettering styles, illumination and visible brackets.

Examples of traditional signage in Keighley: transfer lettering in windows increases advertising space without distracting from the shop front detailing

Windows including reinstated sash windows require the following drawings:

  • Elevations and sections
  • Full working drawings at 1:10 or 1:5

Security measures are not grant funded, although details of proposals should be discussed with the THI Officer before submitting planning applications or going out to tender. Internal perforated shutters are the most appropriate security measure on historic buildings as they do not obstruct the historic shop front detailing. They should be set back behind the window display.

For other building elements please contact the THI Officer to discuss drawing requirements.

Planning applications will also require site plans identifying the location of the building and the extent of land in the same ownership as the application building, and a heritage statement.

If you have any queries please contact us.

Contact details

Landscape, Design & Conservation Team
4th Floor Britannia House
Hall Ings

Phone : 01274 434551
Email : conservation@bradford.gov.uk

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