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The Building Conservation Directory 2020 is now available. This edition brings together the latest expert advice and up-to-date information on craft skills, conservation products and specialist services, as well as course listings and other essential information.

A free digital 'flipping book' version is available, or order a hard copy here.

Corona virus update – we are back!

Following changes in government advice, Cathedral's office in Tisbury has reopened with a limited number of staff and strict social distancing.

Some of our colleagues will continue to work from home for the foreseeable future, but all are now available by phone or email, and we would be delighted to help you with your enquiries.

Tel 01747 871717

Submissions Welcome...

We are looking for articles which draw attention to key issues likely to be encountered by those responsible for the conservation or adaptation of historic buildings and sites for our magazines.

Guidance for authors is available here.


Historic Churches 2020

The scope of the 27th edition is by no means limited to our rich heritage of historic church architecture. Articles range from the plight of historic synagogues across Europe, to the complex decay mechanisms affecting Liverpool's iconic Metropolitan cathedral, and the extraordinay case of Iona's ancient carved stones. Order your copy here or read a copy of the previous edition online here.

Historic Churches 2020

New Articles

19th Century Timber Frame Revival Buildings

Historic building surveyor Tim Nicholson provides an overview of the development, composition and defects of 19th and early 20th century timber-frame revival buildings, detailing repair methods which have a minimal impact on their historic character.

Close-up of a timber-framed gable in Port Sunlight

Timber Roof Structures and their Assessment

Accredited conservator and managing director of The Morton Partnership, Ed Morton outlines the importance of assessments in diagnosing structural defects, decay and vulnerabilities within timber roof structures, detailing useful invesitigative tools and repair methods.

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