Technical Q&As

You may find the advice you are looking for in our ongoing question and answer series that deals with frequently asked technical questions on old buildings, written by Douglas Kent BSc(Hons), BSc, MSc, MRICS, SPAB Technical Secretary.

SPAB Maintenance Tips: Protecting Your Old Building from Cold Weather

SPAB Statement 2: Proprietary Colourless Water Repellent Surface Treatments on Historic Masonry

Q&A 02 : Brickwork
Q&A 05 : Old Doors
Q&A 08 : Metal Windows
Q&A 10 : Maintenance 
Q&A 11 : Repointing
Q&A 14 : Lime 
Q&A 17 : Masonry Bees
Q&A 18 : Limewash
Q&A 19 : French Drains
Q&A 20 : Rising Damp
Q&A 23 : Decorative Leadwork  
Q&A 25 : Condensation
Q&A 29 : Thatched Roofs 
Q&A 30 : Lead Paint 
Q&A 31 : Floods and Old Buildings
Q&A 32 : Tuck Pointing
Q&A 33 : Timber Floorboards
Q&A 34 : Loft Insulation
Q&A 35 : Shingles
Q&A 36 : Pargeting
Q&A 37 : Timber Frames
Q&A 38 : Infill Panels
Q&A 39 : Timber Roof Structures
Q&A 40 : Electrical Installations