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IHBC Newsblog readers: Can you help on C20 Soc on alterations?

Catherine Croft, Director of the Twentieth Century Society (C20 Soc) is trying to assemble a list of 20th century buildings rejected for listing because they were already too altered, and is especially keen to know of ones where window replacement … Continue reading

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Cavity wall insulation on Radio 4’s ‘You and Yours’

Peter Ward, from Heritage House was asked to contribute to a discussion on the radio 4 consumer programme ‘You and Yours’ to discuss the impact of cavity wall insulation.  Some properties have experienced damp following installation of cavity wall insulation … Continue reading

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CITB highlights attractiveness of apprenticeship

CITB reports that two fifths of young people have considered making applications for apprenticeship schemes. CITB writes: With A-level results day just around the corner, new research from British Gas has highlighted the alternatives to university which school leavers are … Continue reading

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New housing for Oxford University students

Planning Portal reports that St. Cross College at Oxford University has won its appeal to build new facilities, following a rejection of the original application by Oxford City Council on the grounds of a potential detrimental effect on the conservation … Continue reading

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CAMRA Campaign: Pubs Matter

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has launched a new campaign calling on the UK Government to recognise that ‘pubs matter’ and change planning law in England so a planning application is always required before a pub is demolished or … Continue reading

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FMB highlights need for greater diversity in housing

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has highlighted concerns over the variety of housing supplies in London, calling for more competitiveness and diversity to meet needs. The FMB writes: London’s house building industry needs to be much more open to … Continue reading

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Lottery funding for natural landscape and archaeology skills

Kilfinan Community Forest Company in Argyll has undertaken several Lottery funded projects in landscape management and archaeology to help care for the heritage and culture of the area.  Kilfinan Community Forest Company (KCFC) ran a six-month ‘Volunteer For Skills’ programme … Continue reading

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NHIG appeals for help with historic ironwork images

The National Heritage Ironwork Group (NHIG) are seeking help with sourcing photographs to help them illustrate their Conservation of ironwork Principles guide. The NHIG writes: In 2013 NHIG published its 15 Conservation Principles and is now endeavouring to create an illustrated … Continue reading

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Portugal: 30 Years of Best Practice in Conservation

A new UNESCO publication showcases projects and approaches used in Portugal to care for its historic sites, and explore issues around education, knowledge and capacity building in the heritage sector. Case studies include practical work within historic urban areas and … Continue reading

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IHBC’s Context journal out now: Yorkshire!

  ‘Ee, by gum’, Context has gone to Yorkshire, as the new edition of Context, the journal of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC), looks at this large county with much to offer. Yorkshire folk can be rather shy … Continue reading

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IHBC EA Branch, EH & CoTTG: Joint thatching event – 15 October

English Heritage in conjunction with the East Anglia (EA) Branch of the IHBC and the Conservation of Traditional Thatch Group (CoTTG) is holding a one-day seminar on the conservation of traditional thatch at Cressing Temple, Essex on 15 October, offering … Continue reading

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