This guide includes chapters on the practical details of repair, millers and millwrights, house conversion, and more.
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 resources below provide information and guidance on repairing, maintaining and operating mills. They enshrine the Mills Section’s philosophy of repair of windmills and watermills.
Principles and practice in windmill repair
Damp problems in brick windmill towers
Principles and practice in watermill repair
A guide to maintenance and repair. It includes information on brick, roof, structural timber repair and more.
Health and safety in windmills and watermills
As mills were not designed for public viewing, and were built long before modern safety standards were thought of, this guide has been written to help mill owners and managers to comply with modern legislation and safety expectations while keeping a mill as original as possible.