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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.
  • image of an 18th Century building in Stamford, Lincolnshire

    Looking After Historic Buildings

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

  • Photo of the gardens at Arley Hall

    Looking After Parks, Gardens and Landscapes

    How to look after historic parks, gardens and landscapes

  • Image showing the cleaning of bronze statuary on a a war memorial with super-heated water.

    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.

  • 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.

  • image of a ramp at Easling Town Hall, London, illustrating easy access to historic buildings

    Improving Accessibility

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

  • Flooding in and around Tewkesbury in 2007

    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.

  • Member of staff teaching surveying at Kenilworth Castle as part of the Historic England Metric Survey School

    Recording Heritage

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

  • Archaeologists taking samples during an excavation

    Archaeological Science

    See our advice and guidance on archaeological science.

  • Detail of name plate on Hudsell lift, Tunnel Quarry, Corsham Tunnels

    Information Management

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

  • A group of experts meeting a project manager on-site

    Project Management

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

  • Firefighters forming a chain to pass objects to each other

    Emergency Planning & Fire Advice

    Our aim is to help the heritage sector by providing expertise and support in fire safety and emergency planning. We encourage knowledge transfer and facilitate the development of partnerships between sector partners.