Links to help you

There are a bewildering variety of different organisations out there who can help with the history of your home.  Here are a few links that may be worth following up:

The 1901 census online

Ancient Monuments Society - these guys campaign for protection of old places - not sure if there is any money available though

Architectural Heritage Fund - this is more for Scottish help 

British Association for Local History - These guys will help you learn more about your house

Churches Conservation Trust - Very big, work on church conservation - good if you own one and need help 

Drystone Walling Association - I always wanted to do this for a living - no stress, just lovely old walls

Listed Property Owners Club - Good point of contact for insurance and finance on old buildings

SPAB (Society for the Preservation of Ancient Buildings) - Jolly nice chaps, except they actually speak to the PCA :-(

 

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Pete recently did an interview on BBC Radio 4 - You and Yours - which investigated a case history of failed cavity wall insulation.

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Our client, John, wanted help with this restoration - it led to this great blog.

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Guidance concerning Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings

This is the English Heritage Guidance document that covers almost all the issues I cover in this site.

The Haynes Manual for Period Property

Ian Rock has written another of his great books.  This one is even better - We've helped Ian with this one and there's loads of photos of our guys doing timber frame work.  A great book, with lots of practical information you need if you have an old home.  Treat yourself and buy this - you won't regret it!

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