An exciting opportunity to guide the SPAB
Recruiting a new SPAB Chair
Scholarship & Fellowship
Advanced training in building conservation
OLD HOUSE PROJECT
Repairing a 'sleeping beauty' building in Kent
The SPAB Approach
The care and repair of old buildings
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Become a member to support our positive, practical approach to building conservation
The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings
We believe old buildings have a future. From cottages to castles and from churches to cathedrals we are here to help buildings and the people who care for them. Based on years of experience and research we understand how old buildings work.
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Become a member
Join today to support our positive, practical approach to building conservation. As a member you become part of a network of like-minded people who care for historic buildings. Other benefits include The SPAB Magazine, access to the Property List and the opportunity to join your local Regional Group.
Scholarship & Fellowship
Education programmes for architects, surveyors, engineers and craftspeople to further their 'hands-on' understanding of historic building conservation.
Join us for a one hour lecture on May Morris and her family's lasting legacy on the SPAB and the organisation's impact on Britain's built heritage as well as top tips for a positive and practical approach to building conservation in the 21st century. Includes access to the May
Join the SPAB London Group for this guided tour of William Morris's family home
Discover how laser surveys are done, why they're useful and how the results are used to inform project and building management decisions. Part of our 2020 lunchtime CPD series.
If you’re worried about a deteriorating building in your local area, want to contest a planning application, build your own local campaign or set up a building preservation trust then the The SPAB Campaign Toolkit can offer guidance.
All old buildings need regular care and maintenance in order to prevent serious disrepair. Windmills and watermills are by their nature exposed to wear from wind and water in addition to facing problems common to historic buildings.
The SPAB Mills Section has put together a suite of resources and guidance tailored to those caring for old windmills and watermills.
Visit a mill
Become a Mills Section member
The SPAB’s Mills Section is the only Society concerned solely with protecting and promoting traditional windmills and watermills in the UK. The Section provides advice and training to mill owners and heritage professionals, and campaigns for the protection of milling heritage. Join the Section now to support its work and receive a range of membership benefits.