Technical Advice Notes

Our free-to-download publications include an expanding suite of Technical Advice Notes aimed at providing authoritative and practical references for those involved with caring for and repairing old buildings.


Control of Dampness

Most forms of dampness that affect old buildings in the United Kingdom are attributable to the presence of excess moisture.

Slating in the South-West

Vernacular slate roofs are important elements in the character of old buildings and settlements in south-west England.

Slating in the East Midlands

This advice note describes the production and use of the roofing slates and stones of the East Midlands of England.

Gypsum Plaster Floors

Gypsum plaster floors have a long and rich history in areas with gypsum quarries and deserve retention wherever possible.

Plumbing Leadwork: Joints and Pipes

This guidance explains the basic jointing techniques and methods of pipe fabrication used for traditional plumbing leadwork.

Caring for Old Floors

This guidance offers an introduction to some of the issues surrounding the care of old floors.