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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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Barns: Use, Reuse and Misconceptions

Barn conversions can turn redundant buildings into much-needed residential properties but they can also destroy or conceal important historic evidence. Bob Edwards' article makes a powerful case for the need to record this form of agricultural heritage before development to capture details including witches' marks and historic graffiti for current and future researchers.

A Grade II listed barn in West Felton, Shropshire

Adhesives for Furniture Conservation

West Dean College tutor Norbert Gutowski provides an introduction to the use of adhesives in the conservation and repair of historic furniture. His article focusses on historic adhesives and their role in fine furniture making, principles for selecting adhesives and an overview of the types commonly used in fine joinery conservation.


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