A popular York bar is applying to fix its roof to prevent rain and pigeons getting in.
The Fossgate Social says the repairs would include added insulation to make the building warmer.
The bar and coffee shop on Fossgate says in a planning application to City of York Council: “This application is to repair the existing roof and provide some insulation.
“Currently, there are holes in the roof allowing both rain and pigeons into the top floor. There is no insulation making the building cold
“The proposal is to repair and re-use, matching existing materials and elements so that no visual change will occur.”
The Fossgate Social is in a Grade II listed building. The repairs will improve how it looks, according to the planning documents.
“The proposals to repair the roof will have a positive historic character effect, in that broken tiles and holes will be mended.
“The same tiles as existing will be used, either reclaimed or re-used. The roof lights will be the same size as the existing.
“Additionally the improved roof and windows will provide better water-proofing and insulation, both good for the building and energy conservation.
“The roof is not visible from the street and so the repairs will not effect the more important and more public front façade along Fossgate.”
You can read and comment on the planning application here.
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