Lewisham Council - Conservation Areas - useful publications

Conservation areas - useful publications

Advice on many aspects of building conservation is available from English Heritage and the national amenity societies. They provide advice sheets either free or at a small cost to anyone and much more if you join as a member.

The following publications provide invaluable information and / or advice, but please check with the planning service if permission is needed before you start:

  • A Stitch in Time: Maintaining your Property. Available from SPAB or Lewisham Planning Service
  • Building Conservation Directory. Available from Cathedral Communications 01747 871717 or www.buildingconservation.com 
  • Conservation of Historic Buildings by B.M. Fielden (Architectural Press)
  • Dos and Don'ts - House and Cottage Restoration by H. Lander (Acanthus Books)
  • Informed Conservation by Kate Clark. Available from English Heritage
  • Old House Care and Repair by Janet Collings (Donhead)
  • Period House: Complete Care, Repair and Restoration by Albert Jackson and David Day (Collins)
  • Structural Repair of Traditional Buildings by P. Robson (Donhead)
  • Suburban Style: The British Home from 1840-1960 by Helena Barrett & John Phillips (MacDonald & Co)
  • The Buildings of England: London South by Cherry and Pevsner (Penguin)
  • The Georgian Group Book of the Georgian House by Steven Parissien. Available from The Georgian Group
  • The Repair of Historic Buildings by Christopher Brereton. Available from English Heritage
  • The Victorian Society Book of the Victorian House by Kit Wedd. Available from the Victorian Society
  • Victorian Architecture by R. Dixon and S. Muthesius (Thames & Hudson).

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