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Publications about conservation areas

Get information and advice about conservation areas.

Advice on many aspects of building conservation is available from English Heritage and the national amenity societies. They provide advice sheets either free or at a small cost to anyone and much more if you join as a member.

The following publications provide invaluable information and advice, but please check with the planning service if permission is needed before you start:

  • A Stitch in Time: Maintaining your Property. Available from SPAB or Lewisham Planning Service

  • Building Conservation Directory. Available from Cathedral Communications 01747 871717 or www.buildingconservation.com

  • Conservation of Historic Buildings by B.M. Fielden (Architectural Press)

  • Dos and Don'ts - House and Cottage Restoration by H. Lander (Acanthus Books)

  • Informed Conservation by Kate Clark. Available from English Heritage

  • Old House Care and Repair by Janet Collings (Donhead)

  • Period House: Complete Care, Repair and Restoration by Albert Jackson and David Day (Collins)
  • Structural Repair of Traditional Buildings by P. Robson (Donhead)
  • Suburban Style: The British Home from 1840-1960 by Helena Barrett & John Phillips (MacDonald & Co)

  • The Buildings of England: London South by Cherry and Pevsner (Penguin)

  • The Georgian Group Book of the Georgian House by Steven Parissien. Available from The Georgian Group

  • The Repair of Historic Buildings by Christopher Brereton. Available from English Heritage

  • The Victorian Society Book of the Victorian House by Kit Wedd. Available from the Victorian Society

  • Victorian Architecture by R. Dixon and S. Muthesius (Thames & Hudson).