The SPAB provides a variety of technical services and resources for members and the general public.
Telephone Technical Enquiries
The Society runs a Technical Advice Line where members of the public are able to discuss their technical queries in person over the phone with a member of our technical staff. The line is open from Monday to Friday between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm on 020 7456 0916.
"Thank you for your excellent service and support. We so wish we had known about SPAB at an earlier stage." Eileen Shimmin
Please note that the SPAB is a small charity with a limited number of staff and funding and the advice line is manned by only one member of staff on any given morning. Therefore, opening hours can vary and the line can at times become busy. Please be patient and keep trying. You may also find the information you need here on the website or published in one of our publications and we advise that you explore these routes first (see below for details). We are, unfortunately, unable to respond to technical enquiries by letter or email.
The Society produces a range of highly regarded advisory publications on subjects such as the control of damp in old buildings, repointing stone and brick walling, timber bellframes and the care and repair of old floors. Please visit our bookshop
for a comprehensive list of titles.
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