"He who loves an old house, never loves in vain" (Isabel La Howe Constant)
There is a wealth of information available to owners of historic buildings, if you know where to look!
The Council is working with neighbouring authorities to produce a series of guidance leaflets addressing the most common problems faced by owners of historic buildings. In the mean time, the links below may be of interest.
Owning a historic building - before you buy
- SPAB: Look before you leap
- Listed Property Owners Club
- English Heritage: Owning an Older Home
- English Heritage: Living in a Conservation Area
Maintenance and Repair
The Society for Protection of Ancient Buildings has produced a number of useful technical notes that relate to the maintenance and repair of historic buildings. In conjunction with the Institute of Historic Building Conservation they have also produced A Stitch in Time; a useful guide for historic building owners.
English Heritage has produced a number of guidance documents relating to Energy Efficiency and Climate Change in relation to historic buildings. They have also produced an interesting study on the Thermal Performance of Traditional Windows in conjunction with Historic Scotland and Caledonian University.
Historic Properties - other types
- War Memorials Trust: Advice on maintenance of war memorial
- War Memorials Trust: Looking after your war memorial
The above links may be of interest to historic building owners and enthusiasts. East Cambridgeshire District Council is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.