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How to apply for historic building restoration grants in the UK

Britain is home to an abundance of beautiful and historically significant buildings. In England alone, there are around 500,000 listed buildings according to Historic England. Without the correct maintenance many of these buildings will begin to deteriorate. Historic building restoration and maintenance preserves these high-value buildings for the future. However, restoring historic buildings is expensive,… Read More

Historic Commercial Buildings: A Restoration Guide

The UK is renowned for its historic architecture. In England alone, there are as many as 500,000 listed buildings. Almost every village and town in Britain has buildings with a Tudor, Victorian or Edwardian twist. Today, companies large and small are choosing to do business from historic buildings which are now being used as commercial… Read More

What You Can Do to Make Your Building Restoration Project More Sustainable

The UK is home to around 600,000 listed buildings and nearly 6 million homes built before 1919. Inevitably, there comes a time when these buildings require some degree of restoration. Building restoration is arguably the most sustainable construction process. Restoration and refurbishment extend a building’s life by giving it a new purpose, reducing material waste,… Read More

How to Clean and Restore Limestone

Stone buildings are built to last, and for many centuries, limestone has been a popular exterior stone for buildings in the UK. Restoring limestone is easier as it is softer than other stones such as granite, but at the same time incredibly tough and durable. You only have to look at the stone churches and… Read More

The Most Popular Types of Stone Used in Construction in the UK

Various types of stone have been used in construction for thousands of years. Its remarkable versatility and availability in various sizes, colours, shapes and textures have made stone the most widely used building material in the UK. Its incredible durability, low maintenance and superior artistic quality have seen stone used for anything from roofs, floors,… Read More

Five Examples Of Historic And Modern Architecture Meeting In Harmony

Successfully combining historical and modern architecture doesn’t happen that often. Marrying different, and often contrasting, architectural styles and ensuring the contemporary addition doesn’t outshine the historic building, or new doesn’t jar against old, can be particularly tricky. However, when done thoughtfully, the results can be incredible. Modern renovations can successfully preserve the original while also… Read More

Why You Shouldn’t Use A Pressure Washer On Your Stone Or Masonry

Cleaning stone or masonry is important in improving a building’s appearance, removing anything that could damage its structure, and restoring the natural stonework. However, certain cleaning methods can do more harm than good. Pressure washing is often considered a quick and easy way to clean most outdoor surfaces and remove paint from stone or brickwork…. Read More

The Importance Of Preserving Historic Buildings

The UK is fortunate to have an abundance of historic buildings. These wonderful, beautiful, old structures reflect the time in which they were built. Each historic building is a physical form of history that characterises many UK cities. Preserving these historic buildings is of national importance. However, many have fallen into disrepair from neglect, a… Read More


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