Maintaining your homes heritage can be extremely rewarding. There are grants available that may help you conserve your property and at the same time help protect England’s built heritage.
Living in older buildings often means trying not to compromise its historic character, whilst still endeavouring to make it meet your needs. Regular and effective maintenance is extremely importance in older houses to help slow the process of deterioration, and, keep your home a safe and pleasant place to live in. It makes sense to keep a check list and draw up a maintenance plan. Keeping an older building dry should be at the top of a maintenance to do list. Regularly check roof coverings, guttering’s, downpipes and drains to make sure they are in good working order.
If your home is listed or in a conservation area, permission may need to be granted if you want to make repairs rather than carry out maintenance work. Finding out about the style and construction of your home is useful when carrying out maintenance and repair, this will help guide your ideas about any changes you may wish to make.