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


'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.