Heritage Is Important, Let's Preserve It!
Jul 18, 2014
Five Reasons Heritage Is Important
With many home-owners facing the arduous task of trying to update their heritage property's structure or even make necessary repairs, we often find that our clients rue the fact that their property has been placed under such strict protection.
And whilst we understand that it can be a real chore, heritage is a very important facet of our culture. Here are our top 5 reasons why!
1. Heritage properties are tangible links to our history
With each layer of paint, mark on the floor, jaunty fixing, we have fragments of our history that we can touch and feel!
2. They add character to neighbourhoods
If you've been lucky enough to avoid the tyranny of red brick new builds, then count your blessings. Heritage properties offer something unique and distinctive in comparison to many of the average properties constructed nowadays.
3. Heritage is environmentally friendly
It's common sense. If we're not using energy to tear up properties, then using energy and resources to rebuild them, then we're preserving energy and limiting our carbon footprint! Sure, there's the fact that many heritage properties suffer may not be energy efficient per se, but with the installation of energy efficient windows and doors, this needn't be a concern!
4. Heritage preservation of properties is a big industry!
The heritage movement employs a lot of people to not only run their public body, but also across the board as property guardians, ground staff and so much more. Many heritage sites act as tourist destinations too, bringing money into the economy.
5. It's good for your emotional well-being
Ok, bear with us. But studies show that architectural beauty actually causes the release of endorphins, which make us feel happy and content. So heritage buildings are making the country a happier place!
Have we managed to convince you that heritage is a good thing yet? We hope so!
So What Can You Do To Help British Heritage?
There are many ways that you can get involved with the heritage movement, helping to continue the preservation of history, art and culture.
Memberships to the English Heritage foundation begin at £39 a year which gives you free access to over 400 historical sites, and tickets to events. This money is funnelled back into the foundation, helping protect properties and areas of cultural imporance.
You can also work for the organisation! Get yourself a position as a member of the English heritage work force and help preserve this country's heritage with your own hands! If this isn't possible, there are a wealth of volunteer positions so you can still get involved and help out.
More Info at: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/
Image by Elliott Brown