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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

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.

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Dry Stone Walling in the 21st Century

With regional variations including the Welsh 'clawdd', the Scottish 'dyke' and the Cornish 'hedge', dry stone walls make a distinctive and much-loved contribution to the UK's rural heritage. Chairman of the Dry Stone Walling Association Richard Love looks at the historic development of dry stone walling and explains the key challenges facing the craft today.

Galloway ‘dyke’, Loch Dornal, South Ayrshire (Photo: DSWAPL/N Coombey)

CDM Regulations 2015

Chartered architect Chris Bowes reviews the changes to The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and their bearing on conservation projects. The article places particular emphasis on risk management on conservation sites, from pre-existing risks like asbestos and lead paint to construction-related risks like hot works and working at height.


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