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The 2016 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. It is also available in a free digital edition.

NEW: Heritage Retrofit

Cathedral's new annual publication Heritage Retrofit, due out shortly, will be packed with illustrated features and other specialist coverage of this rapidly expanding area of building conservation.

Find out more about the first edition, how to reserve a copy and the latest advertising opportunities here.


Read the latest edition of Historic Churches as a digital flipping book for your PC, tablet or smartphone:

Digital flipping book edition of Historic Churches magazine 2016


Coatings on Cast Iron Structures

Made by George Smith & Co’s illustrious Sun Foundry, Paisley's Grand Fountain features a menagerie of herons, walruses, cherubs and dolphins decorated in reds, greens and brilliant gold. Here, Ali Davey and Elaine Troup describe the challenges of restoring the fountain, focussing on the coatings and colour scheme. They also provide expert guidance on the maintenance and repair of coatings for outdoor historic cast iron.

Restored Grand Fountain, Fountain Gardens, Paisley

The National Heritage Bodies

Editor of The Building Conservation Directory Jonathan Taylor provides an overview of the UK's national heritage bodies and explains recent changes to the structure of some of the key organisations. His article sets out the principal responsibilities of Historic England, Historic Environment Scotland, DoE Northern Ireland's Historic Environment Division and, in Wales, Cadw and RCAHMW.


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Regen 2017

Regen is the 3rd annual free-to-attend Exhibition and Conference for the UK Regeneration Industry.

Launched three years ago, Regen is now established as the regeneration industry’s leading forum. Urban and rural regeneration is a massive industry in its own right, and continues to transform the prosperity of every town and city in the UK.

Read more about this event here.

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