These Advisory Standards are intended to assist in the execution of works to historic and traditional buildings in Northern Ireland. In order to attract support from the Historic Environment Fund’s Repair stream, the applicant’s conservation advisor should develop proposals to standards of best conservation practice. It is equally important to ensure that works are supervised to a high standard on site until completion of the repair scheme. These Advisory Standards are intended to encourage such action and will be the standards against which applications for support will be judged. They will be subject to periodic review and update.