Useful Guidance

"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 meantime, the links below may be of interest.

Owning a historic building - before you buy

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. 

Energy Conservation

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 

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.