Last edited 15 Aug 2017

About Conservation Wiki

Energy efficiency for the National Trust

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Understand each building and its needs before exploring technical solutions and hiring consultants.


How to deal with retrofit risks

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BRE Wales director Colin King considers how to improve the performance of historic buildings.


Energy-related retrofit

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Energy performance challenges in Germany and the UK are similar, but policy approaches are significantly different.


Conservation as positive action

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A study of Chester in the 1960s led to a pioneering programme of conservation.


Understanding dampness

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Knowing how moisture moves is essential to preventing damp after retrofitting works.


Each home counts

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Is the Bonfield Review blind to traditional buildings?


Mr Barry's War

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IHBC book review: Charles Barry’s monumental struggle to rebuild the Houses of Parliament.


Infrastructure and the historic environment

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How heritage is dealt with when infrastructure schemes are authorised.


Scotland's homes

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Garden city influences on the development of Scottish working class housing.


The Secret Life of the Georgian Garden

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A fascinating book explores why grand Georgian gardens contained so many buildings.


Listing considerations

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'Fitness for purpose' blurs the divide between what is significant and broader economic and social factors.


The Historic Environment (Wales) Act

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Providing a robust structure for protecting and managing the historic environment.


Restoring Clitheroe Pinnacle

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One of the pinnacles of the Palace of Westminster was moved to Lancashire in the 1930s. By 2013 the stonework was falling apart.


Protecting open space

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Conservation area designation can be crucial, but treatment of individual parks varies considerably.