Best Practices

Learn about the fundamental hallmarks of any quality restoration, irrespective of scale and complexity of the project.

Technical Handbooks

In collaboration with the local chapter of the International Council of Monuments and Sites, we will be publishing a series of eight Conservation Technical Handbooks. The series aims to promote better quality restoration projects, enhance the level of competency within their heritage building industry and increase appreciation for our built heritage.

Download our first Conservation Technical Handbook

Chinatown BukitPasoh


Do It Right Guides

These guides provide building owners and tenants of good conservation practices for signages and common works carried out to shophouses. 

Your Shophouse Do It Right

Signages Do It Right


Technical Supplements

These technical supplements serve as guides to professionals and owners of conservation buildings in the restoration of their buildings. They address the practical aspects of conservation, sharing with readers the appropriate restoration techniques so as to encourage quality restoration of conservation buildings.

Understanding the doors, windows and vents [2.72 MB, PDF]

Understanding the first storey : Five footways and front facades [1.56 MB, PDF]

Understanding the mechanical and electrical services [1.18 MB, PDF]

Understanding the ornamental plasterworks [2.13 MB, PDF]

Understanding the partywalls [1.53 MB, PDF]

Understanding the roofs [1.32 MB, PDF]

Understanding the timber floors and staircases [1.92 MB, PDF]

Joo Chiat