Fibrous plasterwork in the Daily Express Building
Fibrous plasterwork in the Daily Express Building, London (Herbert Owen Ellis and William Lee Clarke with Sir Owen Williams, 1932) © Historic England DP132743
Fibrous plasterwork in the Daily Express Building, London (Herbert Owen Ellis and William Lee Clarke with Sir Owen Williams, 1932) © Historic England DP132743

Technical Conservation Guidance Brochure

Our brochure lists all our current free-to-download technical conservation guidance and research reports. It also includes information on our series of Practical Building Conservation books and guides on building stone types.

This brochure will help you find  publications and web pages on topics such as:

  • Repairing timber and metal windows
  • Repointing brick and stone walls
  • Improving energy efficiency in historic homes
  • Insulating roofs, walls, draughty chimneys, floors
  • Installing renewable energy systems such as heat pumps
  • Inspecting and maintaining fibrous plaster ceilings
  • Finding suitable replacement stone for building repairs
  • Converting farm buildings
  • Finding wall paintings
  • Preparing for and recovering from flooding
  • Planning for emergencies like fire
  • Conserving war memorials
  • Looking after parks and gardens
  • Managing wildlife and habitats

The brochure also shows the links between our guidance and our research work underpinning our advice. The November 2019 edition includes new advice on:

  • Lightning protection for historic buildings
  • Fire fighting in thatched buildings
  • Church roof replacement using terne-coated stainless steel
  • The conservation of fibrous plaster

It also includes new reports on:

  • Research on environmental deterioration of stained glass
  • Our nine-year research project into the role of soft capping for ruins
  • A pilot study on mapping pests and disease to trees in historic parks and gardens
  • A catalogue of Capability Brown’s architectural drawings and sketches
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