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
Repair of Waterwheels
Waterwheels come in all sizes, and the problems are basically the same for large wheels as for small ones.
Principles and practice in watermill repair
A guide to maintenance and repair. It includes information on brick, roof, structural timber repair and more.