Edinburgh City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh

Our long involvement with Edinburgh City Chambers on the High Street continues with the conservation of all of the windows on the Cockburn Street elevation. Work has begun with the erection of this scaffolding. Most of the windows are as old as the building and many have an early form of double glazing provided by a second sash-and-case window behind the main window. Originally they were of a six-over-six pattern, with smaller panes, but the Victorians “modernised” them to the current two-over-two. This is now part of their history and will be retained – after all, to change them would result in the loss of a lot of characterful historic glass. Our project will retain the historic fabric while dealing with windows which are draughty and difficult to operate.