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 hard copy here or read the free digital edition here.
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NEW: Heritage Retrofit 2017
The first edition of Cathedral's new annual publication Heritage Retrofit is now out. It's packed with illustrated features and other specialist coverage of this rapidly expanding area of building conservation. You can read the free digital edition here.
Any lighting design that affects historic buildings requires creative solutions to ensure that the scheme impacts positively and minimally on the historic environment, harmonising the appearance of architectural and landscape elements. Simon Dove weighs up a range of approaches and technologies, from the contribution of smaller, more efficient LED fittings to the use of CGI to simulate completed schemes for clients and design teams.
Timber framed building specialist Ben Kirk surveys paint removal methods for historic timber, from air abrasive methods like dry ice blasting, to chemical methods such as poultices. His article provides useful insights into the conservation and practical considerations that should be weighed up before selecting the right method for a particular building and timber type.