The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) is the professional body for building conservation practitioners and historic environment experts.
With services and practice standards focussed on professionalism and continuing professional development (CPD) the IHBC provides resources for members as well as the wider public:
helps you find a knowledgeable professional
alerts to quality job openings in the sector
updates on sector news
notifies of upcoming training, events, and other sector opportunities
find out more about IHBC membership.
The IHBC 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.
Organised through a network of regional and national branches throughout the UK, IHBC members come from a range of professional disciplines in the public, private, and voluntary sectors, including conservation officers, planners, architects, engineers, regeneration practitioners, academics, and more. Find out more on how to join the IHBC.
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, including traditional and modern buildings, conservation areas, historic high streets, and more.
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.
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 Professional Services Officer, Michael Netter, at [email protected]. Other articles on Conservation Wiki do not necessarily reflect IHBC policy or practice.
Canons House, a landmark building on Bristol Harbourside, has been awarded Grade II (GII) listed status having been built as a regional headquarters for Lloyds Bank between 1988 and 1991 (Arup)
The Building Research Establishment (BRE) has announced a new project with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to improve and modernise the home energy rating scheme used to measure the energy and environmental performance of UK homes.
Sector lead the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has recognised the IHBC’s professional accreditation and support (CPD etc.) in awarding its PQP (Professionally Qualified Person) cards.
The IHBC’s 2022 Aberdeen School Heritage MarketPlace (4.30-7.30PM, 15 June) is designed to extend the scope of a traditional IHBC School exhibition floor.
Work to repair a fire-hit medieval hotel in Gloucester is underway as crews have started work to strip back some of the modern trappings and reveal the historic framework.
Options for in-person and virtual delegates to explore ‘heritage on the edge’ across up to 4 days of IHBC engagement & learning.
The Secretariat to the European Heritage Heads Forum has has coordinated its declaration of solidarity and support for Ukraine’s cultural heritage institutions.
2022 will see the IHBC mark a quarter of a century since our incorporation as a professional body supporting and accrediting built and historic environment conservation specialists. We’re kick-starting it by inviting your ideas on how to mark this special year!
The IHBC’s latest Guidance Note adds to the institute’s open-access, online practitioner’s Toolbox.
The IHBC seeks to raise awareness and understanding of how building conservation philosophy and practice contributes towards meeting the challenge of climate change.