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Cover image ot the 2014 edition of the Building Conservation Directory

Sporting a smart new cover design, the 21st edition of The Building Conservation Directory is here. The new edition 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 2013

...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

Grouting Solid Masonry Walls

Grout is pumped in to a masonry church wall using a diaphragm pump

Solid church walls, especially those in exposed locations, are vulnerable to wind-driven rain which can be transmitted to the interior through voids in the wall core. Presenting key findings from English Heritage's 'Damp Towers' research project, this article looks at the use of a hydraulic lime grout in the tower walls of a church in Devon.

Architectural Competitions

Malcolm Reading makes the case for commissioning church development projects by architectural competition. Architects are rarely selected for this kind of work using the competition system but, as Reading argues, it can be an excellent way to encourage innovation while achieving good value for money.


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