is Britain's oldest building conservation organisation, and consequently it is a positive mine of information and good advice on this subject.
With this in mind, SPAB
's campaign for 2012 goes back to basics, encouraging homeowners and people who care for public buildings such as churches and , village halls to be aware of the simple, economic and achievable maintenance steps they can take to stave off costly major faults and damage at a later date - and improve energy efficiency.
Regardless of the age of your home, SPAB
says simple, achievable steps can be taken to prepare homes for the worst that winter can bring.
To date more than 2,000 people have attended a Spab
Homeowners' Course to hear expert speakers and demonstrators tackle a range of subjects including local building traditions, general approaches to old buildings and conservative repair, treating damp, timber (decay, treatment and repair), pointing and rendering, interiors and finishes.
The award, created by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB
) to recognise outstanding and conspicuous contribution to the heritage crafts, was not just for his own craftsmanship but also for his work in helping a new generation of workers preserve our heritage.
National Maintenance Week, begins on Monday, is organised by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB
"The concerns detailed by SPAB
earlier in this report have been considered in detail by the conservation officer and the applicant."
Members of the SPAB
viewed this work as indiscriminate and even destructive.
Mildred Cookson, Chairman of the SPAB
Mills Section, says: "The weekend is a wonderful family event - an opportunity for everyone to explore their local windmill or watermill, to learn about our rich milling heritage and its place in our landscape.
The list, compiled by Britain's oldest heritage charity, the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB
), supports History at Your Feet, a campaign to encourage everyone to be more aware of the importance of old floors.
According to William Morris, who later referred to Scott as 'that (happily) dead dog', Scott's restoration work at Tewkesbury led directly to the foundation of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB
) and fuelled the 'anti-scrape' movement.