Where can I find information for the conservation of historic buildings?

For practical advice and guidance on how best to care for historic buildings, please use the links below:  

  • Looking After your Historic Buildings  - explains clearly why conservation is important, what listed buildings and conservation areas are, and how the legislation governing them works
  • The Conservation and Renewal of Timber Windows - provides information on the historic development of timber and casement windows, practical advice on the maintenance and repair of historic windows and a useful list of 'dos and don'ts'.
  • Pointing With Lime Mortars - provides a practical and comprehensive guide to the use of lime, and explains why it is essential to historic buildings and how it should be used for pointing masonry.

There are also a number of other useful websites offering further information on conservation and heritage.

You may also contact the council's conservation and heritage team.

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