Critical Property Maintenance

The Nicholson Discretionary Trust

The Nicholson Discretionary Trust

Bidwells was instructed to submit four Listed Building applications to replace 105 windows on several B and C listed buildings situated within the historic landscape. Every application was granted within the statutory determination period by satisfying Historic Environment Scotland’s (HES) requirements through supporting documentation.


What we did

  • Prepared comprehensive Listed Building Consent applications provided rationale for the replacement of the features with double glazing fittings 

  • Detailed supporting policy analysis to highlight compliance with policy 

  • Worked collaboratively with the client’s suppliers to meet the requirements of the statutory bodies

  • Closely monitored the application throughout the determination period enabled the local authority to issue all consents ahead of their statutory deadlines







  • Achieved consent to meet the wider scheme of project maintenance deadlines 

  • The energy efficiency of the historic buildings will be enhanced, contributing to a considerable cost saving to the client 

  • Residents’ health will be protected by the replacement of the windows in poor condition



replacement windows on eight properties


Kames Castle

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