Repairing a historical building?

Maybe you want to extend your house, or build something new, or maybe you just want to paint the gate. You may find you need consent from heritage officers. We advise you how to find out, in a few easy steps, the necessary information and whom to contact.

Common issues

Historic structures and components

Every building consists of structures and components like load-bearing walls, ceilings, vaults, roof structures and others made from a variety of materials.

Windows, doors and others

Windows, doors, gates, storefronts etc. are not only a functional part of a building but also an aesthetic one.


  • Advice on renovating historic buildings
  • Building archaeology surveys
  • Archaeological research
  • National Heritage Institute libraries
  • Photographic and other documentation collections
  • Databases
  • Methodological centres
  • Education
  • Searching for stolen works of art
  • Administering the Creative Europe grant programme