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Welcome to National Maintenance Week ~ 21 - 28 November 2014

  Loyd Grossman on the roof of St James' Church Piccadilly

Regular maintenance is vital for all properties, regardless of age, scale or purpose. Now entering its 13th year, the SPAB's annual National Maintenance Week brings practical and straightforward advice on maintenance and repairs to everyone who looks after a property.

This year, Loyd Grossman leads the campaign to encourage owners of all sorts of buildings  to be aware of the importance of regular care. It's a message that's relevant to home owners and to anyone who cares for a property.

Earlier in autumn SPAB took Loyd to the beautifully maintained roof of St James’ Church Piccadilly to give him a bird’s-eye view of the nooks and crannies that can cause problems if leaves, twigs, nests and other seasonal debris are left uncleared.

Loyd said: “As Chairman of the Churches Conservation Trust, I’m already very familiar with the maintenance challenges faced by significant, historic buildings which don’t conform to a standard pattern. Careful, planned and regular maintenance is vital to ensure that they have a future as well as a past. But that message is equally applicable to buildings of all types and all ages.

Our top tips this National Maintenance Week are easy to carry out and could save you a lot of money.

Don't forget National Gutters Day on Friday, 28 November!

On founding the Society back in 1877 one of the clarion calls of William Morris was: “Put protection in place of restoration. Stave off decay by daily care.” That simple message is as vital today as it was 137 years ago.