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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


Intervention and Evolution at Emmanuel Church, West Hampstead, London

This thought provoking article by architect Neil McLaughlin argues that it is possible to adapt listed historic buildings to accomodate the growing needs of the local community, without
destroying their instrinsic historic value. The Emmanuel Church in West Hampstead provides an interesting case study..

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

The Yorkshire Maintenance Project

It's not uncommon for churches and other places of worship to struggle to keep up with general maintenance. The National Churches Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund have lent their support to buildings in Yorkshire by implementing the Yorkshire Maintenance Project, which helps to regularly maintain over 1,000 listed places of worship in the area and provide preventative training to avoid future issues.


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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 more instructive practical guidance on conservation, restoration and sustainability. This list is expanding and more will be added shortly.

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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