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The 21st 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 full course listings, event details and other essential information. Just click on the cover to read the digital edition.


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

The Building Conservation Directory 2014

Historic Churches 2014

...AND ONLINE currently includes:

  • details of over 1,200 suppliers of specialist products and services
  • 400 listings for courses and skills training
  • links to all the industry's key organisations
  • 400 technical articles by leading experts. – the industry's
leading website since 1998

New Articles

What is Heritage?

Royal Crescent's curved facade, punctuated by Ionic columns (Bath)

Heritage is more than building fabric or its arrangement into familiar architectural forms. Here, Dr Ian Baxter explores the nature of built heritage and its complex relationship with society, culture, and political and economic life. He argues, in particular, for a stronger relationship between the heritage and tourism sectors, and for better use of heritage resources in our educational curricula.

Historic Timber Staircases

Historic buildings archaeologist Amy Williamson explores the management, conservation and repair of historic timber staircases in an article which also draws in wider themes such as heritage significance and complying with building regulations in historic interiors.


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