Cover of The Building Conservation Directory

The Building Conservation Directory - The 2022 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 here and you can order a hard copy here.

How to Contact Us

Post-pandemic our colleague s will continue to work from home for all or part of the week for the foreseeable future, however, our office in Tisbury is open every day with a small number of staff.

We are of course available by phone, email or zoom, and will always be delighted to help you with your enquiries.

Tel 01747 871717

Submissions Welcome...

We are always looking for new 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 magazine

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 it online here.

Celtic crosses in Iona's museum

New Articles

How Green is Your Theatre?

The demolition of old buildings has, for a long time, been justified by the idea that meaningful improvement means replacement with something that is new and more efficient. In the fact of this argument, historic buildings have relied on legislation and public support to justify their existence, rather than their environmental credentials.

Photo: Tom Lee

Managing the Impact of Bats in Churches

Bat awareness is essential for everybody working with historic buildings, even if they don’t think they have bats. In most cases the fabric, makeup and even the purpose of old buildings will have altered in the years they’ve been standing, and one no doubt unintended consequence of their complexity, whether original or acquired, is that they can be extremely appealing to bats.

long-eared bat
Photo: Chris Damant, Bernwood Ecology

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Cover of The Stone Restoration Handbook by Chris Daniels