Building conservation information and advice

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Building conservation advice and information

A wide range of our publications can assist owners and other working with historic buildings. These include technical leaflets covering the different parts of old houses and the materials they can be built of, and leaflets that describe how statutory control over listed buildings works.

The following guidance leaflets can be downloaded on the right:

  • listed building guidance notes - a basic guide for owners and occupiers
  • listed building interiors
  • listed building exteriors
  • tile and slate roofing
  • thatch and thatching
  • timber frames and roofs
  • brickwork
  • chalk and clay cob
  • damp rot and insect attack
  • pointing
  • plasters and renders
  • floors.

Our Past, Our Future

The New Forest has a wide range of historic buildings which are of local, vernacular or cultural interest and which are intrinsic to its special character. Repairs and alterations to these buildings often require specialist understanding, method and materials in order for their special character not to be lost.

We are keen to support those who have an interest in historic local interest buildings within the National Park to develop their understanding and skills in maintaining, restoring and making sympathetic alterations to these historic buildings, using traditional methods which maintain the integrity of the building.

As part of a Heritage Lottery Funded Landscape Partnership Scheme 'Our Past, Our Future' we are conserving and enhancing the historic built environment of the National Park, through raising awareness, developing specialist building skills, encouraging sensitive management and promoting availability and access to these skills.

If you are interested in the project please get in touch (see below).

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Contact us

For information or advice on any matter regarding building conservation please contact:

Building Conservation
New Forest National Park Authority
Lymington Town Hall
Avenue Road
Lymington
SO41 9ZG

Telephone: 01590 646658
Email: buildingconservation@newforestnpa.gov.uk

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