The historic environment of Wales is rich, varied and distinctive and a valuable resource for its citizens and visitors from across the world. However, it is also a fragile resource that needs careful management.
Owners of historic assets — whether public, third sector or private, religious or secular — have responsibilities to look after them. They also have an obligation to manage change in a sensitive and sustainable way and to ensure that what is significant is passed on to future generations.
Routine maintenance is probably the most important action that you can take to protect your historic building. Follow the related Maintenance Matters! link for useful tips.
Cadw has produced a number of publications to help owners and occupiers care for their property in the best possible way. They explain the significance of different types of historic buildings and ancient monuments and suggest ways in which they can be managed and maintained to ensure their protection for the benefit of future generations. Some titles provide more specialised technical advice.
Follow the related link to our Guidance page, where you will find our latest best-practice guidance titles and our available backlist for free download.
Other sources of information
Other publications that may help you take care of your property are available from: