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Technical Guidance

Aimed at anyone working on heritage projects, this section provides practical guidance on surveying, managing and caring for historic buildings and their settings, as well as specialist techniques for investigating heritage.

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Looking After Historic Buildings

How to maintain and repair historic buildings, including advice on the types of materials and treatment methods to use.

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Looking After Parks, Gardens and Landscapes

How to look after historic parks, gardens and landscapes

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Building Services Engineering

How to look after building services such as electrics, heating, plumbing and ventilation in historic buildings.

Energy efficiency has become increasingly important in historic buildings

Energy Efficiency

How to improve the energy efficiency of older buildings in ways that are sympathetic to their historic character.

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Flooding & Historic Buildings

How to inspect, conserve and repair historic buildings after flooding, as well as ways to prevent flood damage in the first place.

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Emergency Planning and Fire Advice

Look for advice about fire safety and emergency planning in the heritage sector.

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Looking After War Memorials

Aimed at anyone who manages or cares for a war memorial or memorial garden, this page provides practical advice to help you.

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Improving Accessibility

How to adapt historic buildings and landscapes to make them more accessible to people with disabilities.

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Archaeological Science

See our advice and guidance on archaeological science.

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Recording Heritage

How to survey historic places to the best standard possible, using our wide-ranging technical survey guidance.

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Information Management

This section is aimed at those responsible for recording, curating and maintaining information about the historic environment.

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Project Management

Our general approach to project management, with specialist advice, guidance and training.