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The 2019 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' here.

Heritage Retrofit

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 by clicking here.

Historic Churches 2017


Historic Churches 2018

The 25th edition of Historic Churches is led by an article on sustainability and the future of our ecclesiastical built heritage by the director of the Church of England’s cathedral and church buildings division. Other contributions examine the technical challenges posed by ageing fabric and the conservation techniques used on some of the most magnificent art and architecture. Order your copy here or read online here.

Historic Churches 2017


When Old is New - Fire Damage and Reconstruction

The 2014 fire at the Glasgow School of Art serves as a case study to explore the devastating effect that fire damage can have on historic buildings and cultural identity, what can be done in the way of reconstruction, and how 3D modelling techniques can be used as a tool for conservation.

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

Development in World Heritage Sites

Built heritage in use can be difficult to manage in the ever-changing urban environment of towns and cities, and in world heritage sites in particular. Ataa Alsalloum examines the importance of analysing a building's heritage value during development and understanding an area's 'outstanding universal value'.


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The Cathedral team is pleased to offer an updated list of recommended publications.

Over 120 titles cover all manner of building conservation interests and needs, from informative reads on our heritage and its history, to practical guidance on conservation, restoration and sustainability.

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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