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.
Read the new edition of Historic Churches as a digital flipping book for your PC, tablet or smartphone:
Shrouded in myth and misunderstanding, historic churchyard yews are often claimed to be pre-Christian in origin, a claim which only rarely holds up to scrutiny. As horticulturist Toby Hindson points out, however, these venerable trees can achieve very great age and seem to have near legendary powers to regenerate and survive apparently catastrophic damage.
Churches in England spend around £80 million every year on development and maintenance. This article by experts at the Church of England's ChurchCare resource centre provides practical advice on grant funding for repairs to historic churches. It also includes links to key sources of funding and information such as the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund.