Last edited 09 Dec 2018

About Conservation Wiki

Heritage sector cuts survey

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Despite the reduction in staffing, most users remain satisfied with the service.


The Great Barn at Harmondsworth

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John Betjeman described it as one of the ‘noblest medieval barns in the whole of England’.


TCPA 1968

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It is 50 years since the Town and Country Planning Act introduced effective protection for listed buildings.


The Lost House Revisited

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An artist finds ruined and decaying buildings a source of inspiration for his work. Book review.


Fibrous plaster ceilings

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How the risk of collapse of fibrous plaster ceilings is being addressed in theatres.


Hot-mixed mortars

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The last few years have seen renewed interest in traditional mortars and hot mixing.


Making magnificence

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Architects, stuccatori and the eighteenth-century interior. IHBC book review.


Mortar analysis for specifiers

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Analysis can help develop a specification, but must not lead to inappropriate specifications being accepted.


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

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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?