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Glasgow’s Tenement House

Published on 21/08/2018

On Friday 17th August, Hacking and Paterson Director, Colin Devon, and Property Manager, Kirstie MacKenzie, (pictured far left and middle respectively) were delighted to visit with The National Trust at Glasgow’s Tenement House to view the refurbishment works undertaken at the building. Appointed Property Factor for the tenement a number of years ago, we have built up an excellent relationship with our customer and The National Trust, assisting them as they strive to preserve this piece of history.

The Tenement House is situated at 145 Buccleuch Street, and was owned by shorthand typist Miss Agnes Toward who lived at the address between 1911 and 1965. This is one of Glasgow`s treasures and walking into Miss Toward`s home takes you back in time, the interior of the flat being preserved by The National Trust in exactly the same condition as left by Miss Toward.

The refurbishment works were the culmination of discussions between the homeowners and The National Trust, where it was agreed that having the common aspects refurbished to reflect the original appearance of the building was of great importance. Utilising the original materials and traditional techniques to enhance the period features and character of the building, the Trust and the homeowners have ensured contractors use these techniques in their repairs including lime plasterwork to the ground and first floors; authentic paint scheme; reinstatement of the original design and new glazing units, along with the re-creation of the original lighting, all of which restore the common close to its former glory.

In addition to the internal works, the Trust has, in conjunction with the homeowners, installed a brand new glazed entrance door complete with controlled door entry system which greatly enhances the appearance and security of the building.

Hacking and Paterson are proud to have been part of this project and look forward to continuing to support the homeowners in the maintenance of their building and in the preservation of part of Glasgow history.

We hope Miss Toward would be delighted with all the improvements to her beloved tenement.

For details on the works undertaken and how to visit the Tenement House, please visit the National Trust for Scotland at: https://www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/the-tenement-house

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