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The 2018 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 hard copy here. The Directory is also available as a free digital 'flipping book'. You can read it here.

Historic Churches

The 2017 edition of Historic Churches features an introductory article on sacred space by the Bishop of Worcester. Other highlights include contributions on master carver Grinling Gibbons, brass eagle lecterns and church roof repairs in the west of Scotland, where climate change is creating increasingly challenging conditions. Find out more and order your copy of the 24th annual edition here. Or read the free digital edition online here.

Historic Churches 2017


Heritage Retrofit 2017

Read the first edition of Cathedral's new annual publication Heritage Retrofit. It's packed with illustrated features and other specialist coverage of this rapidly expanding area of building conservation. You can access the free digital edition here.

Digital flipping book edition of Heritage Retrofit 2017


Church Monuments and their Environment

Conservator Sally Strachey notes the historical significance of the fine art displayed in the UK's places of worship and argues that the maintenance of the surrounding environment is crucial to its conservation.

Community centre and café at All Saints, Hereford (Photo: Alastair Lever/Archbishops’ Council)

A Nanolime Case Study: the City of London Cemetery entrance screen

Finding an effective consolidant that's compatible with masonry in the long term can be challenging. Ben Newman explores the benefits and limitations of using nanolime on limestone and offers the City of London Cemetery entrance screen as an interesting case study.


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Cover of Living Buildings by Donald Insall

The Cathedral team is pleased to offer an updated list of recommended publications in the new Bookshop.

Over 120 titles cover all manner of building conservation interests and needs, from informative reads on our heritage and its history, to practical guidance on conservation, restoration and sustainability. Our latest addition is Donald Insall's volume, Living Buildings - Architectural Conservation, Philosophy, Principles and Practice.

Each book is catalogued under the bookshop tab above, along with a handy summary of its contents.To purchase a publication (or to download those offered free of charge), follow the link that appears below each book.



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