Update on request to government re ‘getting serious on design’ from IHBC and partners,including Civic Voice, Place Alliance and the Urban Design Group.
Prepare better for studies, talks, visits and networking by using our web guidance and links on the Belfast School site.
Restoration of Sunderland’s Fulwell Mill sails complete, the Sunderland Echo tells its readers.
HCT and CCT will be working together in 2018/19 as the CCT takes over the day to day running of HCT, including its 20 historic chapels, for a period of one year.
The Heritage Alliance (which includes the IHBC) responded to the Treasury Committee’s VAT inquiry setting out concerns over the impact of VAT policy on the UK’s built heritage.
New government data shows that despite an increase in brownfield development, greenfield land is still being lost to housing development at an unnecessary rate.
Consultation for users of online archive catalogues, closing 22 June.
MHLG announce new powers for England’s Councils to help them deliver the homes their communities need – including launching ‘New Town Development Corporations’.
From the sinister Carceri d’Invenzione to the triple portrait of Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn and his Grand Tour travelling companions.
A woodcarver whose work can be seen in more than 300 churches in Devon and Cornwall.
Book review: The vertebrate architecture of one of the most important practices of the 20th century.
Gustavo Giovannoni’s role in integrating modern planning requirements into historic town centres.
A fascinating glossary of paving terms by IHBC’s Rob Cowan.
Book review: The least known, but most beautiful of the natural stones mined in Britain.
A geothermally-sourced underfloor heating system for one of the most visited churches in England.
From the decorative to the utilitarian, and from the photographed to the forgotten.
Photographing Historic Buildings, by the former head of photography at English Heritage.
Mosaics, patterned tiles, stone paving and commemorative stones can be found underfoot in our great medieval churches.
Book review: Approaches to community engagement and case studies from Yorkshire to Japan.
Like vernacular buildings, paving can tell us about local distinctiveness and Britain’s complex geology.
Book review – a series of essays about architecture and urbanism in the British Empire.
Historic places attract people, activity and investment, giving new life to their communities and helping make places more competitive. They play a central role in regenerating towns, cities and rural areas all around the UK, in particular, helping to repopulate inner-city areas.
The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) is the professional body for building conservation practitioners and historic environment experts working in the United Kingdom. It exists to establish, develop and maintain the highest standards of conservation practice, to support the effective protection and enhancement of the historic environment, and to promote heritage-led regeneration and access to the historic environment for all. It has a network of regional and national branches around the UK.
IHBC members come from a range of professional disciplines in the public, private and voluntary sectors, including conservation officers, planners, architects, regeneration practitioners and academics. The work of members varies from overseeing small-scale traditional repairs to managing multi-million pound area regeneration projects.
Using internationally-recognised standards, IHBC assesses and regulates conservation practitioners. It works to provide regular training, continuing professional development (CPD) and education events, as well as lobbying at international, national, regional and local levels.
For more information, see the IHBC’s website.
IHBC is passionate about making knowledge freely-available. This helps defragment the industry, spread best practice, promote innovation and prevent mistakes.
Conservation Wiki has been created to further this ambition and IHBC is calling on its members, and others to contribute to this valuable and growing resource for the benefit of all.
 About Conservation Wiki
Conservation Wiki is part of the Designing Buildings Wiki platform created to make construction industry knowledge freely available to everyone. Anyone can create articles about subjects they know and find articles about subjects they don't.
Conservation Wiki is operated by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation. It provides a platform for sharing knowledge about the conservation of the built and historic environment, from the restoration of cathedrals to the management of conservation areas and retrofitting period, traditional and modern properties to improve their performance.
Where there are articles on Conservation Wiki that are owned and maintained by the IHBC, they are protected from editing and linked to their original source on the IHBC website. Comments on these articles can be emailed to IHBC’s Support Officer Carla Pianese, at [email protected]. Other articles on Conservation Wiki do not necessarily reflect IHBC policy or practice.
Conservation Wiki is a publicly accessible service and the IHBC encourages practitioners to populate it with relevant content as well as to contribute to the development of existing articles. Where appropriate these contributions may be used to inform IHBC policy and practice.
To find an article, just type your subject into the search box. Conservation articles will appear first in the search results, then related articles form the rest of Designing Buildings Wiki.
To create an article, first register, then click 'Create an article'. To add your article to Conservation Wiki, tick the 'Conservation' category at the end of the article before you save it. To add your profile to articles you write, just insert your signature.
You can also edit and improve existing articles by clicking 'Edit this article'. If 'Edit this article' does not appear above an article, you may have reached your 5-edits-a-day limit, in which case, just register or log in to continue, or the article may have been protected by its author.
If you want to comment on an article, click 'Add a comment' at the end of the article, or email Carla Pianese, at [email protected].