I happily hold membership of the three main heritage charities in the uk. Although I don’t make as much use of the cards as I could, it fills me with a warm glow that I am helping to maintain some of the most important and lovely properties on this earth. They have such a hard time garnering funds to keep up their maintenance and preservation programmes. I read constantly about how this house is now selling up their much loved paintings or furniture, so as to offset tax demands or other costs.
When we have a house that needs preserving even down at my simple 4 bed detached level, it is critical that we use the most efficient systems available to us today. This will not only keep our own costs down, but will help with the running of the planet for the next generation. I seek out information online and research whatever I can.