The role of conservation in historic buildings

September 30, 2020 1:41 pm

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We are quite blessed in many respects when it comes to our historic buildings. For the most part they were made of dressed stone so they are able to withstand the elements. This is no surprise given the vast amounts of wealth the builders held. They were intending to make a legacy that generations of their children could inherit and use. They probably did not foresee the decline of the aristocracy and the fact for many the only option was to sell the place or give it to the National Trust. The thought of the masses wandering the great halls and bedrooms must be a little disquieting for them. Nevertheless these places are important and need care. This is where the work of the conservationist comes in.

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Maintaining a property is vital work even in a modern setting and Gloucestershire Property Maintenance service company Redbridge and sons are experts at it. If you need such a service give them a call. Most preservation societies have an army of Conservationists to call upon to make sure that the building they care for is kept to the state it was originally.

 

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This is not an easy task. Sunlight, dust, insects, general wear and tear all have a direct effect on surfaces and objects, not that people are usually allowed to touch them or sue them. Wood and fabrics are particularly susceptible and this is why houses are closed on certain days or have timed openings.