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IHBC’s digital network passes 10,000

The IHBC’s digital network membership has reached the milestone of over 10,000 followers across Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook. IHBC Communications Secretary Charles Strang said: ‘The IHBC currently has 4732 followers on Twitter, 4794 group members on Linkedin and 866 likes in … Continue reading

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Critical Crittall test case: Refusal of replacement of Crittal windows with double glazed timber

The High Court challenge relating to the refusal for replacement of original Crittall windows with double glazed timber units at a property in Hampshire is available online.  Listed building consent was refused in September 2013 (and appeal refused in June … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Towns Partnership new web portal

Members may recall that the IHBC held a round table event at the Scotland’s Towns Conference in November 2014, and members who are interested in town centre issues will be interested to learn of the new resources available from Scotland’s … Continue reading

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New PD and DM guidance for England introduced

The recent changes to development management (DM) and permitted development (PD) legislation – relating to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 and the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015 – have … Continue reading

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New DoENI cross-border guide to sustainable building

A cross-border guide to sustainable construction has been produced by SmartEco Hub for the Department of the Environment Northern Ireland (DoENI), looking at the uses of renewable technology and the practicalities of collaborative approaches between the public and private sectors, … Continue reading

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New BRE Trust resilience project

A new research project has been launched by the BRE Trust, aiming to improve the resilience of the built environment towards climate change.  BRE writes: The largest UK charity dedicated specifically to built environment research, the BRE Trust, has announced … Continue reading

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Arts Council England ‘big data’ project for heritage tourism

Arts Council England has made available the results of data which reveals trends in visitor experience and spend at museums and heritage sites, via a new service ‘Insight’ and are inviting interested professionals to sign up for a free trial … Continue reading

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And now the Scottish Heritage Angel Awards: Call for Entries

The Scottish Heritage Angel awards have been launched, with a call for entries to recognise and celebrate the work of individuals and community groups by 30 June.  Historic Scotland writes: A new awards programme has been launched to celebrate the … Continue reading

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IHBC’s Annual School Early Bird extends for another week… And bursaries still available too!

The early bird rates for the IHBC’s 2015 School have been extended for another week, as pressure on booking means that we have more wanting to book than we can process just now, while if you are worried about cost, … Continue reading

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IHBC’s Context goes shopping: Retail tales & insights

The new edition of the IHBC’s celebrated membership journal, Context is now out and going shopping to explore at the diverse aspects of retail and heritage issues across the UK. IHBC’s Projects Officer and Editorial Board Chair Fiona Newton said:  … Continue reading

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Members with benefits: SW Branch ‘Thatch day’ discounts

IHBC members are able to gain a £20 discount on the cost of a valuable day’s training in thatching to be held on 19 May at Frogmary Green Farm, Somerset, thanks to support from Historic England. IHBC South West branch … Continue reading

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… And more members with benefits: BS7913 Seminar @ 20% discount for IHBC

A one day seminar (with IHBC member discount) has been organised by the Environment Study Centre exploring the best practice standard for the conservation of historic buildings (BS7913), to be held in London’s Somerset House on 1 June and in … Continue reading

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‘Renovation and maintenance: 1/4+ of Europe’s construction industry’

The recent Horizon 2020 Expert Group Report on cultural heritage calls for the EU to do more to promote innovation in cultural heritage and its wider contributions to society, as it also notes that ‘renovation and maintenance represents more than … Continue reading

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