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Maintaining heritage properties

The majority of the buildings with the Rye Lane Peckham Conservation Area pre-date 1919. It’s important for owners and lessees to understand how to maintain their properties to avoid long-term disrepair.

SPAB, the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, provide a technical advice line for one-to-one advice, and have produced a range of question and answer sheets on technical matters:

– Inappropriate cement renders;
– metal windows;
– repointing;
– lime wash; and
– rain penetration.

The Institute of Historic Building Conservation have online guidance called Caring for your home – a stitch in time, a step-by–step guide to looking building maintenance.

BD620T The restoration of Holy Trinity church Radcliffe on Soar Nottinghamshire, UK. Picture shows repointing brickwork. Image shot 2009. Exact date unknown.