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The Building Conservation Directory 2015



Cover image ot the 2014 edition of the Building Conservation Directory

The 22nd 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 full course listings, event details and other essential information. Both print and digital copies of the 2015 edition will be available at the end of January.


The following publications are now available as digital flipping books for your PC, tablet or smartphone:

The Building Conservation Directory 2014

Historic Churches 2014




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Fire Control Measures, Lanhydrock

Firefighters use an extendable ladder as part of a fire drill at Lanhydrock

Installing the latest fire control measures in the highly sensitive environment of a Grade I listed National Trust property was bound to be a challenge. Paul Holden, the house and collections manager at Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, explains how it was met.

The South Oculus, Canterbury

Architectural metalwork specialist Brian Hall looks at the conservation and repair of the ferramenta (or iron framework) of an oculus window of c1180. This is a fascinating insight into the project from condition survey through to the application of a high-performance coating designed to protect this internationally important example of historic ironwork for centuries to come.


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