Conservation & Design

Advice and Guidance

There are various organisations that provide detailed advice on matters relating to historic buildings and areas.  By clicking the Links tab above, you will be taken to a list of websites so you can decide what is most appropriate for your query.  Of particular note are The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) and Historic England; both of which have a range of useful guidance for professionals and home owners.  For example SPAB’s Look Before You Leap guidance is very useful if you are thinking about buying an old building for the first time.  SPAB also provide a range of guidance documents and also have a technical helpline for home owners.  Whilst Historic England publishes an extensive range of expert advice covering listed buildings, conservation areas and scheduled monuments.