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Support from on high for gutter project!

Bishop of London, Richard Chartres, joins Marianne Suhr of TV’s ‘Restoration’ and Timothy Jones of English Heritage to launch an innovative maintenance project for London’s historic churches in partnership with The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings’ (SPAB) National Maintenance Week, 2005.

Ways to help you prepare your home for winter.

Friday 18 November sees the launch of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings' (SPAB) National Maintenance Week, for the fourth year running.

Regional event: An introduction to the conservation of old buildings.

New Bucks, Berks & Oxon regional coordinator for the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), Tina Isodoros, is launching the group’s first regional event.

Don’t let your gutters drain your resources!

National Gutters Day is the brainchild of The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, Britain’s oldest heritage charity. This annual event marks the end of the Society’s National Maintenance Week – an awareness campaign designed to encourage everyone who owns or looks after a building to take a few simple steps at the beginning of winter to ensure that their property is ready for anything that the season can throw at them, especially in these increasingly wet, windy and unpredictable days.

How to prepare your place of worship for winter.

Friday 18 November sees the launch of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings' (SPAB) National Maintenance Week, for the fourth year running. Historic places of worship in Britain’s cities, towns and villages are the nation’s overlooked treasure houses.

Kevin McCloud launches NMW from the roof of Bristol Cathedral.

Join TV home and design expert KEVIN McCLOUD high on the roof of Historic Bristol Cathedral for the launch of Britain’s National Maintenance Week 2006.

SPAB helps owners prepare their homes for winter.

Friday 17 November sees the launch of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings' (SPAB) National Maintenance Week, for the fifth year running. This November The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) takes its annual National Maintenance Week to new heights – literally, as ‘Up On The Roof’ is the theme for the 2006 campaign.

Sense and Sustainability – Why Maintenance Matters!

National Maintenance Week takes place each year in November to remind anyone who looks after a building, regardless of its age, type or purpose, of the simple, achievable steps they can take to prepare for the worst that winter can bring. This year the week, organised by SPAB (The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings,) will take place from Friday November 16th to Friday November 23, National Gutters Day!

Don’t let your gutters drain your resources!

Roll up your sleeves, pull on a pair of rubber gloves and dig that ladder out of the shed - it’s time to celebrate National Gutters Day! Although it might not be the most glamorous date in your diary, Friday November 23th is the day when spending just a little time to clear leaves and other debris from your gutters and drains could actually save you from having to spend hundreds of pounds at a later date to put right any damage caused by blockages.

Faith in Maintenance reaches 650 volunteers in first six months.

By the end of October 2007 more than 650 people will have attended one of SPAB’s free Faith in Maintenance courses. These one-day events, held at locations throughout the country, have been specifically designed to help the volunteers who look after places of worship (people from all faiths and denominations) to make the right decisions when it comes to maintaining the buildings in their care.

SPAB launches 'Old House Handbook'.

Old House Handbook is an authoritative guide on how to look after your old house – be it an early timber framed cottage or an Edwardian terrace. It offers highly practical ‘nuts and bolts’ guidance based on the conservation philosophy of the SPAB.

Helping you prepare your home for winter

SPAB’S National Maintenance Week 2009 takes place from Friday 20th November to Friday 27th November and is supported by TV’s Phil Spencer who will be offering his ten top tips on winter property maintenance. This year the theme is ‘Helping you prepare your home for winter’.

Don’t let your gutters drain your resources!

Roll up your sleeves, pull on a pair of rubber gloves and dig that ladder out of the shed - it’s time to celebrate National Gutters Day 2008!

Maintenance, Maintenance, Maintenance! Protect your most valuable asset!

SPAB’s annual National Maintenance Week campaign returns from Friday 21st November until Friday 28th November 2008. With support from Jewson SPAB will be helping you prepare your home for winter.

Ulster Architectural Heritage Society launches 'Look Before Your Leak'!

The Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, in partnership with the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, has produced a free leaflet to mark National Maintenance Week (Friday 20th - 27th November) aiming to encourage owners to undertake routine maintenance to safeguard the fabric and value of their buildings.

Historic Scotland issue their new INFORM House CD Rom.

Historic Scotland today issued a new CD Rom during National Maintenance Week which brings together expert advice to show owners the best way to maintain and care for their traditionally built properties.

Helping you prepare your home for winter.

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen is readily associated with interior design, bringing his knowledge of historic detail and styling to millions through TV, radio, books and articles, but he is also a passionate advocate of the importance of good maintenance. This year he is supporting SPAB's (The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings) annual National Maintenance Week Campaign (November 19 - November 26), because he knows that, when it comes to property, getting the basics right really counts.

Maintenance – Mucky work, but not a dirty word!

Jonathan Foyle celebrates 10 years of getting to grips with gutters and urges everyone to get stuck in during SPAB’s National Maintenance Week 2011, which takes place from Friday November 18 to Friday November 25.

Cash-strapped Britons batten down the hatches…

Cash-strapped Britons batten down the hatches… and the roof tiles, and the shingles, and the guttering, and the downpipes… Ipsos MORI poll shows that maintenance matters in a cautious climate.

Don’t let your gutters drain your resources!

Roll up your sleeves, pull on a pair of rubber gloves and dig that ladder out of the shed - it’s time to celebrate the tenth anniversary of National Gutters Day!

Put some energy into maintenance this November!

National Maintenance Week 2012 gets back to basics. A badly maintained building cannot be an energy efficient building. That’s the key message of the SPAB’s National Maintenance Week 2012 campaign at the end of November.

Time to celebrate National Gutters Day on 30 November 2012!

Don’t let your gutters drain your resources - roll up your sleeves, pull on a pair of rubber gloves and dig that ladder out of the shed...

National Maintenance Week 2013

Jules Hudson of TV's Country File and Escape to the Country leads SPAB's 2013 National Maintenance Week Campaign to encourage everyone to make their property ready for the worst the winter can bring