Your Old House

Taking care of an older home can be a special challenge. To give homeowners a helping hand, Victoria Heritage Foundation has produced a series of brochures, in partnership with the Vancouver Heritage Foundation and Heritage BC. The five brochures provide practical information to help the homeowner maintain, restore and appreciate their older home.

Masonry – Maintaining historic masonry: brick & stone, by Robert Patterson
Paint – Problems and remedies in painting the older home, by Ken Marchtaler
True Colours – Authentic heritage colour & placement, by Sharon Halfnight & Donald Luxton
Wood Windows – Repair & maintenance of old wood windows, by Bill Murphy
Wood Siding – Historic wood siding & shingle cladding, by Nick Bawlf
What Style Is It? – A Guide to Historic Housing Styles, by Scott Barrett

Available from VHF at 250 383.4546 or


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