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How to Maintain a Listed Building

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If you come into possession of a listed building, you will be taking on a fair bit of responsibility. This type of construction is a part of our heritage, which means we have a duty to preserve it for future generations to enjoy. The work involved in maintaining a listed building does not need to be excessive, especially if you enlist the help of an expert company like Marches Conservation Services. Here are a few suggestions for how you can go about maintaining this type of property:

Regularly Inspect the Building

It is usually the case that the sooner you spot a problem, the better the outcome. If you catch something early enough, it will often mean that you can avoid paying for costly repairs later on. Probably the best way to go about your inspections is to create a checklist as this will not only make it easier to remember what needs to be done, but it can also save time.

If you are a fan of modern technology, you will find that there are many checklist apps available for a variety of devices. It is also important to ensure you make a schedule for your inspections and try to stick to this.

Seek Professional Help and Guidance

A listed building can be seriously damaged if maintenance or repair tasks are carried out by people who do not know what they are doing. It is important that you seek professional help and guidance, which is where we at Marches Conservation Services come in as we are able to offer the specialised care and attention that will be required when dealing with this type of property. Our team members have both the knowledge and experience to suggest traditional repair options that will fit in with the character of the building perfectly.

Learn as Much as You Can About Your Property

Most of us lead busy lives, but it is important that you learn as much as you can about your property, and there are resources, such as the English Heritage website, which offer plenty of useful information. It is also recommended that you find out as much as you can about the building’s history – this is likely to motivate you to do all you can to preserve it. You should be able to find out more about the history of your listed building by visiting the local library or examining the records held at the National Archive.

If you have any concerns about how you to go about preserving a listed building, please contact us here at Marches Conservation Services.We offer listed building surveys in Ludlow and the surrounding areas and  we will be happy to go over your options with you and answer any questions.