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About Conservation Wiki

Lime mortar for conservation

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The focus is generally on the lime binder, but the aggregate is actually the most significant element.

Stone consolidants

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Consolidating weathered stone can be a frustrating exercise of hope over experience.

Book review

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Specifications for Building Conservation - External Structure. A valuable technical handbook.

Exeter Cathedral


Two historic quarries in environmentally sensitive areas were reopened to repair Exeter Cathedral.

Sourcing stone

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How do you find the right stone to conserve historic buildings?

Works to listed buildings

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Do you know when works to listed buildings are alterations rather than demolition?

100 Sustainable Scottish Buildings

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Thoughtful responses to social, economic and environmental sustainability. Book review.

Castle Rushen Quarterdeck

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Restoring and finding a new use for a significant site in front of Castle Rushen.

When mistakes become heritage

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Conservation in the heritage cities of Venice and Liverpool.

Armitage Rigby

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An overlooked architect who deserves to be celebrated for his wide range of buildings.

Archaeology and conservation

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Technological advancement and professionalisation have brought new ways to investigate, analyse and interpret.

The TT landscape

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A symbiotic relationship has developed between the TT Races and the island’s landscape.

Traditional construction materials

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The Isle of Man’s naturally-occurring materials and distinctive building techniques.