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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 this autumn, 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.


The following publications are now available as digital flipping books for your PC, tablet or smartphone:

The Building Conservation Directory 2016

Historic Churches 2015

New Articles

Trompe l'Oeil Marble

Dark blue-green marbling with fine web of white veins

Marbling allowed interior designers to mimic the appearance of expensive polished stones, but the technique also seems to have enjoyed popularity as a fine, visually appealing finish in its own right. Here, Francis Stacey and Jane Davies provide a rich introduction to the history, techniques and conservation of this highly skilled form of decoration.

Georgian and Victorian Street Lighting

Jonathan Taylor looks at the lamps and fittings used to light Britain's streets in the Georgian and Victorian periods as municipal lighting shifted from oil lamps to gas lighting and finally to electric arc lamps. His article includes an overview of the key conservation issues including the protection of historic lamp standards and holders through listing.


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