10 Top Tips for maintaining your old building

January 2021

It is never too late in the year to get on top of your building maintenance.  Even if you gave your windows a coat of paint in the Spring and cleared out your land drains in the Autumn, the winter storms may have caused a slate to slip or exposed leaky gutters. 

These 10 top tips are a checklist for carrying out work all the year round, but now is a good time to plan for the year ahead so why not look at the Institute of Historic Building Conservation / Society for the Protection of Ancient Building maintenance guide ‘A Stitch in Time’.  It has a very useful checklist of ‘Where to Look’, ‘What to Look For’ and ‘What to Do’ and further information on where you can find more help and information if you need it.

The Tywi Centre is also a good port of call for training and information on maintaining and repairing historic buildings.  Before the end of March this year for those working in the construction industry we are delivering the 2-day Level 3 Award in The Repair and Maintenance of Traditional (Pre-1919) buildings online at a heavily subsidised rate.  We are doing this on behalf of the Welsh Traditional Buildings Forum, and it has been made possible with the financial support of the Wales Cultural Recovery Fund. 

If you own an old building you may be more interested in the 1-day course A Guide to the Essential Maintenance and Repair of your Historic Property being held on 8th April. 

We are here to support you in protecting Wales’s heritage so please do get in touch if you need a helping hand.