Last edited 01 Dec 2016

Conservation articles and news

IHBC NewsBlogs now open for comments

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The IHBC has now opened its celebrated NewsBlog service to user comments, so members and users can open, join and extend the discussions around our news items.

IHBC HESPR tender pick of the week

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This week's Director’s top pick for IHBC members features a call from Fenland District Council for archaeology, building investigation and community engagement.

IHBC Context CPD tale of two traumas - The importance of conservation expertise


In helping people to discover, access and safeguard their heritage, the role of conservation professionals as experts is needed more than ever, says Nigel Walter.

IHBC consultation responses

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The BSI consulted on two Publically Available Specifications on energy efficiency measure (EEM) installation.

Churchill Barriers to be listed

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Second World War structures at Scapa Flow have been recognised as being of national importance by Historic Environment Scotland.

Neighbourhood Planning Bill 2016 - 2017 – Committee Stage amendments

The Bill was amended during its Committee stage in the House of Commons, and a number of Government new clauses were added in relation to local plan making.

Complete Historic Environment Scotland survey

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has announced a national campaign to find out what heritage means to the people of Scotland as part of the 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology.

Heating and energy-related reports for retro-fit projects

The UK government has published several reports on retro-fit issues for historic buildings.

US Embassy scheme receives conditional planning permission

Qatari-backed hotel scheme for the Grade II listed building in Mayfair will include 137 bedrooms, additional restaurants, retail and events space.

The pros and cons of crowdfunding architectural projects

A CLAD magazine feature discusses how crowdfunding can help get projects started and allow architects to be proactive.

Hidden paintings found at the Guild Chapel in Stratford upon Avon

Conservators have conclude it is one of the few places in Europe to have an almost complete medieval decorative scheme still in situ.

Scottish Civic Trust calls for entries to My Place Awards

Community groups have been asked to nominate favourite new buildings, conservation projects and people in its annual awards (closing date 31 January 2017).

The Design Museum - regenerating a 1960s architectural icon

Museums + Heritage says that after almost five years of restoration and refurbishment, the Grade II* Design Museum has been transformed into a modern multi-purpose space.

Property Flood Resilience Action Plan out

An independent report has been issued relating to flood protection, aiming to help with flood resilience.