Promoting and supporting the rescue
and sustainable use of historic buildings.

2015 European Industrial and Technical Heritage Year

The Council of Europe has declared 2015 as European Industrial and Technical Heritage Year, following a campaign spearheaded by an informal network of small voluntary organisations involved in the conservation, protection, promotion and sometimes conversion of historic industrial sites. Members of E-FAITH* include ...


Rescue bid pioneers new solution

The news that SAVE are seriously attempting to rescue Wentworth Woodhouse is a wonderful testament to the vision and determination of Marcus Binney and his team. It is particularly apt in that it should coincide with the 40th anniversary of the seminal Destruction of the Country House exhibition. The SAVE book ...


Welcome to APT

APT is the voice of Building Preservation Trusts (BPTs), promoting and supporting the rescue and sustainable use of historic buildings.

We support and advise BPTs throughout the UK and provide forums for networking and sharing of accumulated experience between members. We offer many opportunities for members to get together, both through our thriving regional organisations and at our national conference and technical seminars.

APT provides a united voice for BPTs, representing their views to government and funding bodies, as well lobbying more widely on issues relevant to this work. APT helps to develop new BPTs, particularly in areas where there are many buildings at risk but few trusts.

The members section of this website provides an unrivalled technical resource for trusts, helping them through all stages of their projects.  APT's members have accumulated a wealth of experience over many years of successfully restoring historic buildings at risk - this is now available online to guide new trusts.  

APT's membership represents the primary agent of building at risk restoration and preservation in the UK. We undertake more projects than any other group and as such we perform a key role in the rescue and conservation of our heritage.

View our members' projects

If you’re interested in historic building restoration, our projects gallery is a great place to start to find out more about what our trusts are doing.

Search for a BPT in your area

Find a BPT in your area and get involved in building restoration.

Member Benefits

APT members benefit from:

Access to a raft of specially negotiated rates and offers from architects, solicitors, VAT specialists, and a range of heritage professionals in order to help groups set up and run a building rescue project.

Support for your interests; representing your views to Government and the Funding Bodies.

Free detailed technical advice pages within the APT website on all aspects of running a project from legal set up, financial matters, options appraisals to celebrating your successes!

Regional APT meetings, technical seminars and our very popular national conference. All are excellent opportunities for networking and sharing.


Members in action

We have made over 26 videos showing different people involved in the Building Preservation Trust movement, giving a flavour of the type of work our members do. If these videos inspire you - and hopefully they will - why not get involved with a Trust in your area, or even set up your own trust.