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Fixtures and fittings

Buildings in Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site, which encompasses both the Old and New Towns, are a living record of the community that built and used them, reflecting craft skills and available materials, styles and aspirations and personal whims. Appropriate door furniture is a very important part of any historical building, especially as it is the first detail you focus on and touch as you enter a building. Its removal and inappropriate replacement with modern alternatives gives a ‘fake’ feel to the building and should be avoided.

Our Historic Home Guide covers fixtures and fittings such as hinges, door handles and locks. Often these details were tailor made for the building, and as such are significant, but easily over-looked, original features.

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Edinburgh World Heritage has a Conservation Funding Programme to help restore exteriors within the World Heritage Site. We offer grants that can cover up to 70% of eligible works.

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