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Looking After Historic Buildings

See our practical advice on how to care for and manage historic buildings, including technical advice on specific building materials, treatment methods and associated issues.

As the government’s lead advisory body for the historic environment, we publish wide-ranging guidance to help those  who look after historic buildings, so that they can be sustained for future generations to enjoy, value and learn from.

Our advice includes:

How to maintain and repair older buildings

Information on building materials for historic buildings

If you are a homeowner, you will find lots of useful information in Your Home.

image of a historic building
Early 17th century timber framed farmhouse with stone tiled roof, Herefordshire © Historic England
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