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Adapting Your Historic Building for a New Use

Learn best practices for renovating a building while maintaining its historic integrity.
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Adapting Your Historic Building to Comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Learn how to make your historic building accessible to people with disabilities.
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Applying Local Design Guidelines to Your Historic Building Rehabilitation Project

Review the importance of design guidelines for historic buildings and learn how to interpret them.
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Applying the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards to Your Historic Building Rehabilitation Project

Review the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for historic building rehabilitation projects.
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Zoning Regulations and Your Historic Building Rehabilitation Project

Find out about zoning regulations in your community.
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Government Approval for Your Historic Building Rehabilitation Project

Learn how to get necessary approvals for your rehabilitation project.
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Building Codes and Your Historic Rehabilitation Project

Ensure you meet the required code regulations while keeping your building historic.
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Choosing Insurance for Your Historic Building Rehabilitation Project

Find the right insurance for your rehabilitation project.
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Renovate Your Historic Building Using Preservation Best Practices

Ensure that your rehabilitation project follows historic preservation best practices.
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Environmental Issues in Your Historic House

Learn about potential health hazards in old buildings.
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Finding Qualified Home Inspectors for Your Historic House

Learn how to find the right home inspector for you.
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Preserving Your Historic Building's Character

Learn methods for modernizing a historic house without disturbing the historic integrity and character.
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Common Historic Building Rehabilitation Mistakes

Learn common mistakes made when renovating a historic building and ways to avoid them.
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Planning a Historic Building Rehabilitation Project

Learn how to choose a professional to help you plan your historic building rehabilitation project.
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Reviewing Work Contracts for Your Historic Building Rehabilitation Project

Learn the necessary elements for historic rehabilitation project work contracts.
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Working with Contractors on Your Historic Building Rehabilitation Project

Find helpful tips for working with contractors on your historic building rehabilitation project.
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Evaluating the Exterior Condition of Your Historic Building

Explore methods of assessing the exterior condition of your historic building.
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Evaluating the Condition of the Basement in Your Historic House or Building

Learn methods of assessing the condition of the foundation, electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems of a historic building.
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Evaluating the Interior Condition of Your Historic Building

Learn about assessing the condition of the structure, floors, ceilings, walls and fixtures of a historic building.
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Professional Building Inspections for Your Historic Building

See helpful tips for hiring professionals to advise you on the condition of your building.

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