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Historic Churches 2015



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The 22nd 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. Both print and digital copies of the 2015 edition will be available at the end of January.


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

The Building Conservation Directory 2015

The Building Conservation Directory 2014

Historic Churches 2014



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Buildings at Risk

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What causes a building to be defined as 'at risk'? How many of them are there? What is being done to save them from terminal decline? Former chief executive of the Architectural Heritage Fund Ian Lush addresses some critical questions about the thousands of buildings around the UK currently registered at risk.

Admixtures and Additives for Lime Mortars

In the past lime mortars were sometimes modified by the use of admixtures or additives, for example to make them water repellent. Roz Artis of the Scottish Lime Centre makes some surprising discoveries.


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