The information below contains the basic principles of conservation and restoration. Knowledge of our architectural heritage leads to increased awareness of its value.
Advice Series for Owners of Traditionally Built Buildings
In August 2007, the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government launched a new advice series for owners of traditionally built buildings.
The Advice Series will continue with further publications. A guide to the repair of thatched roofs is currently in preparation in collaboration with Fingal County Council. Amoung the topics to be addressed in future publications are the repair of slate roofs, the repair of historic ironwork and the care of decorative finishes.
The publications in this series are available to download below.
The Conservation of Places of Worship (2011) pdf, 1,544kb
Energy Efficiency in Traditional Buildings(2010) pdf, 1,913kb
The Care of Stained Glass Section1-2 pdf, 1,644kb
The Care of Stained Glass Section3-5 pdf, 976kb
Homes and Heritage the Mourne Homestead
Homes and Heritage the Mourne Homestead pdf, 1,168kb
Department of Arts, Heritage and Local Government
Conservation Principles pdf, 258kb
Sources of Information pdf, 1,580kb
Interior joinery pdf, 232kb
Decorative plasterwork pdf, 167kb
Stone-walling pdf, 245kb
Paving and Street Furniture pdf, 378kb
Interior Decoration and Finishes pdf, 128kb
Shopfronts pdf, 217kb
Settings and Landscape pdf, 226kb
Fire Safety, Security and Maintenance pdf, 52kb