Last edited 12 Oct 2020

About IHBC

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:


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helps you find a knowledgeable professional


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alerts to quality job openings in the sector


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updates on sector news


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notifies of upcoming training, events, and other sector opportunities


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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.

Click here to see a list of all the articles on Conservation Wiki.


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.


For more information have a look at the Designing Buildings Wiki quick start guide, or go to the Designing Buildings Wiki help page.

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