Orkney Islands Council
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Building Repair and Maintenance

Owners of buildings within the Stromness Conservation Area, like all property owners, are responsible for the repair and maintenance of the fabric of their buildings.However, the materials and craftsmanship required to make appropriate repairs and to preserve the appearance and character of traditional buildings differ to those which are used on new build properties.

For guidance and advice on repairs and maintenance of historic properties please download the Repair and Maintenance Manual sections from the Related Downloads section. This guide was produced by the Stromness THI and is intended to provide householders guidance and advice which is specific to materials and techniques which were used on traditional buildings in Orkney. For further information and guidance please see the Related Sites section.

Unfortunately these documents are not fully web-accessible. If you have problems accessing or reading them, please contact Kirkwall THI on 01856873535.

If you plan to carry out maintenance or repair work it is advisable to contact the Development Management team at Orkney Islands Council for advice on which permissions, if any, are needed.

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