1. Don’t put off jobs
The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings’ (SPAB) National Maintenance Week (November 21-28 ) is an annual event designed to encourage owners of all sorts of buildings, not just ancient ones, to be aware of the importance of regular care. Good maintenance is not only common sense though, it also makes economic sense, particularly at this time of year. Problems like leaking gutters and blocked drains don’t mend themselves – the longer you ignore them, the more expensive and difficult they often become to put right.