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Although we have not historically supported the use of colourless water-repellents on historic masonry, there is a new generation of ‘breathable’ products about which that we're increasingly being asked. This research will add to a wider body of evidence that will inform the SPAB’s position on these products.


Our event is going ahead this year, though with arrangements in place to ensure the safety of our volunteers, specialists and staff.


This summer we want to see your photos of built heritage from around the United Kingdom and Ireland. You don’t need any special equipment, we’re happy to receive photos taken on a smartphone or a DSLR camera.


9-10 May is National Mills Weekend. This year it will be an online celebration of traditional wind and watermills.


An update on the Gloria e Marco Award (GeM), a scholarship for Italian architectural students in conservation


While the country is in lockdown, we continue to protect old buildings. We're responding to threats to some of our greatest buildings.


Our John Betjeman Award celebrates excellence in conservation and repair at places of worship of all denominations and faiths.


In the light of current government advice, we have closed our HQ and postponed all spring courses. However, the SPAB will continue its work championing old buildings.


The SPAB is carefully monitoring the coronavirus situation. Our current policy is to carry on with business as usual, in line with the advice of the government, NCVO, and others.


Working parties provide young people with the chance to learn practical skills and engage with professionals in a relaxed environment.