Any proud English resident will know that the country’s lush green English National Parks are home to an abundance of iconic and historic farm buildings. Unfortunately, as the decades have passed, these traditional buildings have begun to decay and decline.
Since Heritage Roofing is our theme for this month and as experienced and specialist heritage roofers, we’re happy to share the news that the government has recognised the issue and is offering a Historic Buildings and Restoration Grant to prevent historic farm buildings from falling out of use.
We always say it’s not just treasured Grade 1 and Grade II listed buildings like churches and castles that are “Heritage Buildings”. The term can be applied to any building of historic or cultural significance, even traditional pubs, cinemas, town halls, schools and farm buildings!
The Historic Buildings Restoration Grant recognises the value of old farm buildings and the fact that, like all heritage buildings, these historic properties require specialist skills, equipment, techniques and knowledge to ensure any new work done to restore the heritage building to its former glory is in line with the look and style of the property’s original form.
For more information about the Grant, download the Countryside Stewardship: Historic Buildings Restoration Grant Manual.
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