In order to look after historic places of worship it is important to understand how they are built and how this affects our approach to their maintenance and repair. To help you with this we have provided guidance and advice on various elements of the building and the materials used in their construction as easy to print PDF sheets.
There are many other sources of technical help provided by our project partners which you may find useful. Click here for more information.
Covering roof valleys, parapet gutters, abutments with walls as well as access and roofspaces
Covering types of roof finishes including tile, slate, lead and sheet metal and ridges and hips.
Towers, Spires and Steeples
Covers external surfaces, internal spaces and safe access
Wall construction and decay
Covering the difference between traditional and modern wall construction, their mortar and how and why masonry walls decay.
Wall finishes and ground levels
Covers the different types of external renders and their function, and the problems associated with high ground levels and plant growth on and around places of worship.