Historic England has issued the latest figures collated by the IHBC and ALGAO which highlights ongoing reductions in capacity even as workload continues to grow.
As supporters of the initiative they welcomed its launch conference – ‘How can BIM help to understand and preserve the historic environment?’ – held at the Royal Academy.
Sean McEntee sheds light on the need to balance conservation and urbanism in current Context 150 - ‘Conservation and urbanism’.
The Architects Registration Board’s pre-consultation review of its ‘Criteria’ and ‘Procedures’ for its ‘Prescription of Qualifications’ closes at midnight on 2 October.
Merging two flats allowed as, despite policy conflict, the ‘substantial benefits arising from the enhancement of the listed building’ carried more weight.
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All of the Victorian and Edwardian buildings and structures on this year's list have been neglected for up to fifty years and have now reached a critical point of dereliction.
Research on the role of culture, sport and heritage assets and investment in positive economic and social outcomes at the local level concludes they are important influencers.
The national Scheme to improve the image of the construction industry – has reached a major milestone in UK construction history by registering its 100,000th site.
The Society highlights that one of the oldest hospital buildings in the country is under threat of total demolition as part of controversial plans for a large-scale student development.
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, near Maldon in Essex, will be transformed into a major visitor attraction, thanks to National Lottery funding.
The redevelopment of Bracknell town centre involved the demolition of the town’s (big) ‘Brutalist’ centre but the ‘refurbishment’ of the (small) 15th century Bull pub.
Dealing more than 1,700 consultations was just one of last year’s tasks for the Gardens Trust.
There is a clear benefit to using non-destructive infrared thermography in traditional buildings.
When the water gets in, how does it get out again?
Understand each building and its needs before exploring technical solutions and hiring consultants.
BRE Wales director Colin King considers how to improve the performance of historic buildings.
Energy performance challenges in Germany and the UK are similar, but policy approaches are significantly different.
A study of Chester in the 1960s led to a pioneering programme of conservation.
Knowing how moisture moves is essential to preventing damp after retrofitting works.
Is the Bonfield Review blind to traditional buildings?
IHBC book review: Charles Barry’s monumental struggle to rebuild the Houses of Parliament.
How heritage is dealt with when infrastructure schemes are authorised.
Garden city influences on the development of Scottish working class housing.
A fascinating book explores why grand Georgian gardens contained so many buildings.
'Fitness for purpose' blurs the divide between what is significant and broader economic and social factors.
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].