The Building Conservation Directory

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Cathedral Communications Limited first launched The Building Conservation Directory in 1993 to bring much needed information to owners of historic buildings and their consultants.

Now in its 26th annual edition, the Directory remains unique: it is still the only comprehensive source of information on products and services suitable for the conservation of historic buildings and their surroundings in the UK.

Each edition also provides an excellent range of articles by leading specialists giving practical guidance on important issues.

The Building Conservation Directory 2019 is available as a free digital 'flipping book' here.

Articles in the 26th edition

  • Procurement of Specialist Services – Richard Stocking, Faithful+Gould

  • VAT and Heritage Trusts – Iain Masterton, Chiene+Tait

  • Fitting In: New Design in Conservation Areas – Emma Lawrence, SPAB (at the time of writing)

  • Timber Roof Structures and their Assessment – Ed Morton, The Morton Partnership

  • Collyweston Roofs – Janine Dykes, Historic England

  • Brick Matching - Moses Jenkins, Historic Environment Scotland

  • Metal Windows – Richard Baister, Heritage Project Mangement
  • Can Masonry Cleaning Ever Be Considered Truly Safe? – Jamie Fairchild, Restorative Techniques Limited

  • Modern Lime – Roz Artis, Scottish Lime Centre Trust

  • Sprinkler Systems – Steve Emery, Oxford University Fire Officer

  • Lincrusta-Walton and other 19th Century Raised Relief Wallcoverings – Helena Brazil, University of Lincoln, and Paul Croft, Lincoln Conservation

  • Scagliola Restoration - Michael Koumbouzis, The Scagliola Company

  • Contiuning Professional Development – Cathedral Communications


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To order a copy click the 'buy now' link based on your location, and complete your online purchase. If you prefer you can telephone us with your credit card details or send a cheque for the relevant amount made payable to Cathedral Communications Limited, to the following address:

Cathedral Communications Limited
High Street, Tisbury, Wiltshire, UK SP3 6HA
Tel +44 (0)1747 871717 or Fax +44 (0)1747 871718


For previous digital flipping books see below:


Historic Churches   Building Conservation Directory 2018
Historic Churches   Building Conservation Directory 2017
Historic Churches   Building Conservation Directory 2016




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