Building Preservation Centre
provides advices on maintenance and repair of older buildings
The Building Preservation Centre - provides advice on the maintenance and repair of older buildings. It is located in Árbær Open Air Museum. This service is only provided on Wednesdays between the hours 15:00-17:00 (3 pm - 5 pm) from February 1 to November 30 each year. The experts of Reykjavík City Museum and The Cultural Heritage Agency of Iceland provide free advice on the maintenance and repair of older houses. Advice is also given at tel: + 354 411 6333.
The Building Preservation Centre began its operations in 2007. Its purpose is to advise homeowners, craftsmen, architects, students and all those interested in architectural history and house preservation. Collection of books on the subject are also stored at the office, as well as magazines and work specifications and regulations relating to house building and house preservation. In addition, there are some samples of products that are produced today that are suitable in older houses, as well as information on where they are available and how they are suited for the house. The Centre is also open from 10:00 - 17:00 (10 am - 5 pm) in June, July and August but only for those that want to have a look at the samples.
The Building Preservation Centre is operated jointly by The Cultural Heritage Agency of Iceland, Reykjavík City Museum and Iðan Educational Centre. Here are the details of the Building Preservation Fund of Reykjavík City.
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Guidelines of the Building Preservation Board
Trégluggar (PDF Stærð skjals 7,53 MB)
Gömul timburhús. Útveggir, grind og klæðning (PDF Stærð skjals 3,05 MB)
Steinuð hús. Varðveisla, viðgerðir, endurbætur og nýsteining (PDF Stærð skjals 6,26 MB)
Uppmæling húsa (PDF Stærð skjals 10,12 MB)
Ágrip af byggingarsögu (PDF Stærð skjals 1,25 MB)
Listi yfir útgefnar húsakannanir: - tengill á undirsíðu um útgáfu Borgarsögusafns.
Minjastofnun Íslands: Upplýsingar um styrki fyrir húseigendur:
Umhverfis- og skipulagssvið Reykjavíkurborgar
Skipulagsfulltrúar á Íslandi - hjá Skipulagsstofnun
Other Nordic Countries
Riksantikvarieämbetet i Sverige
Institutions interested in Building Conservation
Documentation and Conservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the Modern Movement (DOCOMOMO)
Fortidsminneforeningen i Norge
Guidelines for repair and renovation / building technology
Norsk byggeskikk og arkitektur
Gautarborgarháskóli - preservation
Materials / construction items suitable for old houses
Gysinge centrum för byggnadsvård:
Bygg igen - byggingarvörur eftir flokkum
Claessons Trätjära - tree tar, oils, paints and other products
Byggfabriken byggnadsvård - renovation
Alt om gamle hus - Everything about old house - a Norwegian site