Building Conservation Directory 2013
20th Annual Edition
The UK's essential annual guide to:
courses & training
Printed A4, full colour, 212 pages
Print and digital editions available in January 2013
Cathedral Communications Limited first launched The Building Conservation Directory in 1993 to bring much needed information to owners of historic buildings and their consultants.
Twenty years later, the Directory remains unique: it is still the only comprehensive source of information on products and services suitable for the conservation of historic buildings and their surroundings in the UK.
140 pages of essential contacts
The forthcoming edition provides over 1,000 essential contacts for the preservation, conservation and repair of historic buildings and their fittings, furnishings and gardens. Owners of historic buildings can find everything they need here, from suppliers of lime putty and horse hair to sources of information and advice, and from specialist structural engineers and historians to traditional timber frame builders.
All the main conservation courses in the UK are listed, from architects' training to wrought iron forgework, and from day seminars to degree courses and PhDs.
60 pages of articles
Each edition also provides an extraordinary range of articles by leading specialists giving practical guidance on important issues. Despite publishing over 400 articles in the Directory in the past twenty years, always with a strong focus on up-to-date, need-to-know information, there's still a steady stream of new topics.
Following its introduction in 1829, corrugated iron was used for an astonishing variety of prefabricated and utilitarian buildings. Tim Nicholson's article is one of many fascinating and useful studies of our architectural heritage and its conservation in this edition of The Building Conservation Directory.
(Photo: Emma Joice)
Highlights for the 2013 edition of The Building Conservation Directory include three articles by leading experts which look at different aspects of the regulations protecting historic buildings and structures. Architect Robin Kent provides a practical guide to the protection of scheduled monuments and their conservation, and he shows how they can be successfully adapted and maintained; heritage consultant Richard MacCullagh considers the extension of historic buildings; and planning specialist Mark Challis considers the difficult area of 'enabling development' – the use of development in the grounds of a listed building to help fund its restoration or repair.
As usual, the Directory provides strong coverage of the practical issues faced by owners of historic buildings and their specialist contractors, conservators and consultants. This year's topics include the specification of sandstones, the cleaning of masonry, and the conservation and repair of structural timbers, traditional slate roof details, roughcast renders and harlings, and even corrugated iron architecture (left). Fine decorative work is also included, with articles on stained glass cleaning, the repair of scagliola, and the conservation of fine timber carving.
Other articles dealing with conservation technology include the investigation of stone structures, understanding the energy performance of historic buildings, and site management for conservation projects. The philosophy behind the conservation of one of the UK's most famous ships, the Cutty Sark, is reviewed in another.
In all, the 2013 edition of The Building Conservation Directory will not only be one of the most useful and interesting editions ever, but it will also be indispensible for anyone responsible for the conservation and repair of historic property.
and ordering information
A digital copy of The Building Conservation Directory 2013 will be available free of charge online from January 2013, and hard copies will be available in December 2012. To order a hard copy, follow the publications order form link below, or telephone
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UK - £19.95
Europe - £21.95
World - £24.95
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