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Cover image ot the 2014 edition of the Building Conservation Directory

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.

Historic Churches

Read the latest edition of Historic Churches as a digital flipping book for your PC, tablet or smartphone:

Digital edition of Historic Churches 2016


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.

Digital flipping book edition of Heritage Retrofit 2017


Exterior Lighting Design

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.

The illuminated facade of the Phoenix Theatre, London

Paint Removal from Historic Timbers

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.


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Regen 2017

Regen is the 3rd annual free-to-attend Exhibition and Conference for the UK Regeneration Industry.

Launched three years ago, Regen is now established as the regeneration industry’s leading forum. Urban and rural regeneration is a massive industry in its own right, and continues to transform the prosperity of every town and city in the UK.

Read more about this event here.

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