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The Building Conservation Directory 2015



Cover image ot the 2014 edition of the Building Conservation Directory

The 21st 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. Just click on the cover to read the digital edition.


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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Thermal Imaging

3D thermogram of a historic church showing air leakage at the junction between the original structure and a Victorian addition

Thermal imaging is fast becoming an indispensable tool for investigating solid masonry structures. But what exactly is it and what advantages can it offer over other survey techniques? Historic Scotland's Dr Maureen Young highlights its potential.

Heritage Protection in the UK

An overview of heritage protection legislation and government guidance around the UK, including listed building consent, scheduled monument consent and the ecclesiastical exemption. The article will be especially useful for those wanting to discover how heritage protection systems vary around the UK.


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