• 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

  • We advise, we educate, we campaign

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.

Shop

Visit our online shop to browse our range of helpful books and guides to caring for old buildings. We also offer a selection of gifts.

 

Upcoming Events

Event
31/05/2019

Led by Stuart Burroughs, Director at Museum of Bath at Work, this circular walk will look at the surviving and vanished riverside industrial built heritage of Bath.

Event
01/06/2019

Tamsin Wimhurst on the David Parr House and Group AGM in Wendens Ambo with Optional Visit to 25-27 Church Street, Saffron Walden

Event
02/06/2019

Led by Chris Balme of Ferguson Mann Architects, this visit to the historic town of Bridgwater will include a trip to SAVE's Castle House.

Campaigns

Your campaign

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.

 

Mills

Technical advice

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.