#NationalMaintenanceWeek (Friday 20-Friday 27 November) is all about encouraging the public to take simple steps that can make a huge difference to the condition, lifespan and energy efficiency of a building they care for.
The week closes with #NationalGuttersDay on Friday 27 November - a celebration of the humble but essential gutter - to encourage folk to check rainwater goods after trees have dropped their leaves and before winter sets in.
Take to social media
As this year’s events will all take place online, SPAB would love you to share your photos, stories and videos about caring for building(s) on social media during the week. These can be anything relevant to your audience – volunteers or staff caring for buildings, beautiful images of well-maintained buildings, or sadly blocked gutters. Please tag @spab1877 or regional branches @SPABScotland @SPABIreland.
FREE online maintenance events during National Maintenance Week (registration required):
• Maintenance Matters in Ireland, 20 November
Identifying and tackling common issues for old Irish buildings https://www.spab.org.uk/whats-on/lectures/maintenance-matters-ireland-on...
• Maintenance Question Time 21 November, 11:00 - 12:00
interactive introduction to maintenance with experts https://www.spab.org.uk/whats-on/events/maintenance-question-time
• Maintenance Matters! 24 November, 14:30 - 15:30
An introduction to caring for an old building https://www.spab.org.uk/whats-on/lectures/maintenance-matters
• Chimney and Roof Maintenance 24 November, 19.30 – 20:30
Practical help on looking after your roof, hosted by SPAB Ireland & Lurgan THS https://www.spab.org.uk/whats-on/lectures/maintaining-chimneys-roofs-and...
• Maintaining Historic Brickwork, 25 November 19.30 - 20:30
hosted by SPAB Ireland & Lurgan THS https://www.spab.org.uk/whats-on/lectures/maintaining-historic-brickwork...
• Maintenance for Faith Buildings, pre-recorded, available to watch all week
Help with caring for places of worship of all dates and types https://www.spab.org.uk/whats-on/lectures/maintenance-faith-buildings
• Maintenance Matters in Scotland, pre-recorded, available to watch all week
Identifying and tackling common issues for old Scottish buildings with SPAB Scotland https://www.spab.org.uk/whats-on/lectures/maintenance-matters-scotland
The National Churches Trust are also hosting two free events during the week as well:
• Local Treasures: looking after the UK's church buildings, 20 November 14.30-16.00 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/local-treasures-looking-after-the-uks-chu...
• Planning and Funding Regular Maintenance and Minor Repairs, 25 November, 10:00 – 11:30 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/planning-and-funding-regular-maintenance-...