Experts warn historic buildings in the UK are at risk from skills shortage

The UK's much loved historic buildings are at risk due to a lack of available restoration skills within the construction industry Property Wire reports.

A recent YouGov survey commissioned  by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has found that young people have scant knowledge of the skills required for historic building repair and maintenance. This suggests as experienced craftspeople retire, many skills could be lost.

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