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Looking After Your Home

See our advice on how to look after an older home, including how to carry out a maintenance check and where to find professional help. Find out what kind of surveys you may need and read our guidance on maintaining and repairing an older house.

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    Maintaining an Older Home

    When it comes to looking after an older house, it's very important to carry out regular maintenance in order to prevent expensive repairs.

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    Repairing an Older Home

    In order to be effective, any repair work you carry out needs to address the underlying causes of the problem and not just treat the symptoms.

  • A survey being carried out before repair works

    Finding Professional Help

    When choosing professionals to help you plan and carry out work to an old building, you need to choose someone who has the appropriate experience.

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    Keeping Safe When Working On an Older Home

    Keeping safe when carrying out a maintenance check or repair work on your home is mostly a matter of common sense.

  • Aerial view of flooded landscape in Somerset

    Flood Risk Advice

    Advice on how to prepare for and minimise damage caused by flooding.

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