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Historic building features

This page offers guidance for the conservation of historic building features. The guides are helpful to property owners and developers who are creating designs and specifications for new projects or repairs.

Some of the guides may not reflect the latest legislative and national guidance changes, such as the new Building Regulations. 

Windows and Doors

Historic England - General information on windows, including sash window repair

Historic England - Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings: Draught-proofing windows and doors

Historic England - Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings: Secondary glazing for windows

SPAB - Technical Questions and Answers 5:  Old Doors

SPAB - Technical Questions and Answers 8:  Metal Windows

Porches

Roofing

Historic England - Information on roof insulation

Chimneys, flues and ventilation

Historic England - Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings: Open fires, chimneys and flues

Floors and walls

Historic England - Floor insulation

Historic England - Wall insulation

SPAB - Dealing with Inappropriate Cement Renders

SPAB - Brickwork

SPAB - Re-pointing

SPAB - Limewash

Barn Conversions

Historic England - Conversion of Traditional Farm Buildings