Prepare for winter

Loyd Grossman leads the SPAB National Maintenance Week campaign. EMN-140511-171030001
Loyd Grossman leads the SPAB National Maintenance Week campaign. EMN-140511-171030001

TV’s Loyd Grossman believes the importance of building maintenance is worth shouting from the rooftops.

This year he leads the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings’ annual National Maintenance Week campaign (November 21-28) to encourage owners of all sorts of buildings (not just ancient ones) to be aware of the importance of regular care. It is a message that is relevant to home owners and to anyone who cares for a property, especially after recent harsh winters.

Loyd (pictured) said: “Good maintenance is simply good common sense. It’s economic sense too. Faulty gutters and blocked drains don’t mend themselves - the longer you ignore a problem the more costly and difficult it becomes to put it right, and that’s true if the building you care for is a medieval church in a village or an apartment in a town or city.”

National Maintenance Week reminds anyone of the simple steps they can take to prepare for the worst winter can bring. National Maintenance Week always ends with National Gutters Day on Friday, November 28. A light-hearted reminder for everyone to take 10 minutes to make a simple check on the condition of their property.