Maintaining period buildings

Period buildings can be killed with kindness as well as neglect – the use of inappropriate modern materials and techniques, for example, can do real damage and cost a small fortune to put right. We are building up a library of fact sheets covering common features, problems and what to do about them. There will also be a series on the distinct features of Georgian, Regency, Victorian and Edwardian buildings.

You can view or download these as a pdf.

>> Living with ... bungaroush
>> Living with ... lath and plaster
>> Living with ... sash windows New

If you would like to explore these or other aspects of maintaining a period building in more depth, the Building Conservation website is a good place to start. For more links, take a look at our Other societies and resources page.

These fact sheets are not intended as a substitute for advice from a qualified surveyor or professional builder. Anyone wishing to repair, decorate or renovate a building should consult a qualified person. The information provided in these fact sheet is believed to be accurate at the time of writing but the Regency Society accepts no liability for the contents and anyone relying on these contents does so at their own risk. Nothing in this fact sheet is to be construed as binding the Society or constituting an offer on behalf of the Society.

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