The 2017 edition of The Building Conservation Directory brings together the latest expert advice and up-to-date information on craft skills, conservation products and specialist services, as well as course listings, useful contacts and other essential information. Find out what's in it and order a copy here.
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Made by George Smith & Co’s illustrious Sun Foundry, Paisley's Grand Fountain features a menagerie of herons, walruses, cherubs and dolphins decorated in reds, greens and brilliant gold. Here, Ali Davey and Elaine Troup describe the challenges of restoring the fountain, focussing on the coatings and colour scheme. They also provide expert guidance on the maintenance and repair of coatings for outdoor historic cast iron.
Editor of The Building Conservation Directory Jonathan Taylor provides an overview of the UK's national heritage bodies and explains recent changes to the structure of some of the key organisations. His article sets out the principal responsibilities of Historic England, Historic Environment Scotland, DoE Northern Ireland's Historic Environment Division and, in Wales, Cadw and RCAHMW.