Do It Yourself - by Element

This section has tips about your own period house restoration and maintenance work, organised by element or component of a house. These tips include work on the pointing, damp and exterior wall paint, windows, colour and lighting, floors, and fireplaces.

The main DIY section has broad principles and advice. The Rooms section has tips which relate to specific rooms. The Materials section explains how to care for metal, stone, wood, paint etc.