Below is a selection of useful conservation resources.

Useful websites

The Building Conservation Directory

The building conservation directory provides an invaluable reference for all those involved in the conservation, refurbishment and maintenance of historic buildings.

The Georgian Group

The Georgian Group is the national charity dedicated to preserving Georgian buildings and gardens

The Institute of Historic Building Conservation

The Institute of Historic Building Conservation is the principal professional body for building conservation practitioners and historic environment specialists working in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings

The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings was founded by William Morris in 1877. Today it is the largest, oldest and most technically expert national pressure group fighting to save old buildings from decay, demolition and damage.

The Victorian Society

Victorian and Edwardian buildings are irreplaceable, cherished, diverse, beautiful, familiar and part of our everyday life. The Victorian Society is the champion for these buildings.

Conservation bodies/agencies

The National Trust

The National Trust is a charity set up to protect and open to the public over 350 historic houses, gardens and ancient monuments.

Historic England

Historic England is a public body that helps people care for, enjoy and celebrate England's spectacular historic environment.

English Heritage

English Heritage champions our historic places and advises the Government and others to help today's generation get the best out of our heritage and ensure that it is protected for future generations.


Cadw is the historic environment service of the Welsh Assembly Government. Their aim is to protect the historic environment of Wales.

Historic Scotland

Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government charged with safeguarding the nation's historic environment and promoting its understanding and enjoyment on behalf of Scottish Ministers.

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