Rossendale Borough Council

Looking after historic buildings

Looking after your property

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There is a wealth of useful information on the internet to help property owners understand how to look after their old, historical and traditionally built property (anything built before 1919).

English Heritage, the historic environment advisor to the Government, has a website full of useful and easy to understand information. Guidance and help on looking after your property can be found here http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/your-property/looking-after-your-property.

If you are looking to improve the energy efficiency of your historic building it is important to first understand how a traditional building works in terms of moisture movement and ventilation, before making any changes. Advice on energy saving in your historic property can be found on the English Heritage website here http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/your-property/saving-energy.

Remember that you may need planning permission and/ or listed building consent to do any work to your property, so check with the Council planning department first. Check the link to Article 4 Directions to the right of the page to see whether your property is in an Article 4 area.

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