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How to Maintain and Repair Older Buildings

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How to Maintain and Repair Older Buildings

How to Maintain and Repair Older Buildings

Older buildings require specialised maintenance to keep it looking original. Buildings can deteriorate due to a number or reasons. Here are a few tips on how to maintain and repair them.

There may be many reasons why an old building needs repair work. It can be due to the environment that causes deterioration, or simply due to wear and tear by tenants. If an old and neglected building needs repair work, you should know how to properly do it.


There is a difference between repair work and maintenance. Repair work requires damage to be fixed while maintenance is a preventative measure. Maintenance ensures that the building remains in a good condition.

If you want to restore and old building, there are criteria to look out for. This is according to Historic England's Conservation Principles. These include considering whether the restoration will add any cultural value.

When it comes to the maintenance or repair of old buildings, you need the help of an experienced team. You want the building to look as good as possible, and close to its original condition. This is important if you want to restore a building that will have historic significance.

Older buildings often have different requirements for repairs and maintenance. That's why an expert team can assess the building thoroughly and recommend the right work to be done.

David Rudge Associates specialises in maintaining and repairing old buildings in the UK. Our specialist knowledge of historical buildings makes us the first choice for restoration and repair work. Contact us today for more information on our services.