Category Archives: IHBC NewsBlog

IHBC’s new website for 2018: sharp design – improved access – enhanced security – familiar content! 

The IHBC has launched its new website, with a new look and enhanced interface to its 30,000+ pages, while asking users to let us know of any broken web links or if any support is needed.

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IHBC welcomes DBW’s mobile-friendly web designs: Making Conservation Wiki even more accessible 

The IHBC’s partner host of our celebrated Conservation Wiki service, Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – the construction industry knowledge base – has made its website more mobile friendly with the launch of its new adaptive site. 

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IHBC CPD in Context and on floorscapes: Rob Cowan examines the less familiar materials underfoot

In the latest IHBC member journal, Context, Rob Cowan writes about less familiar materials in the issues floorscape – iron, glass and wood etc. – focussing on aspects from the decorative to the utilitarian, and from the photographed to the … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (Christian) doorstep’:  New funding to rescue deteriorating historic churches

Historic churches and chapels in England, Wales, Scotland will benefit from £680,000 of rescue funding from the National Churches Trust, the UK’s church buildings support charity, as reported by Premier Christian Media Trust.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Forces join to help revamp of Shewsbury Flaxmill

The Shropshire Star has reported on how two bodies behind the renovation and regeneration of one of Shrewsbury’s most iconic landmarks – Historic England and the Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings – have formally recognised their desire to bring the … Continue reading

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IHBC’s 2017 NewsBlog review & your New Year resolution: Help us upskill your colleagues with our 6 months free NewsBlog offer! 

The IHBC welcomes 2018 by sharing some NewsBlog highlights from 2017 and, as we look ahead to a busy new year, why not make a resolution to help our work as well as yours: Get your colleagues access to the … Continue reading

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More benefits for IHBC members – LPOC Property Show’s free IHBC CPD from Bob Kindred and more: drinks; networking; stands etc,  24-5 Feb, London (Book ASAP)

The IHBC will be joining in the Listed Property Owners Club’s (LPOC) Listed Property Show at London’s Olympia on 24-25 Feb, with IHBC members offered free entry, free CPD – including Bob Kindred’s dedicated IHBC CPD on ‘The Resources Behind … Continue reading

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IHBC HESPR’s weekly top weekly pick from c.£380,000+ costed work this week: Buxton… ‘Cultural Heritage Assets Review’, valued £60,000, closing 26/01

The IHBC’s heritage business list, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers its members weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ emails, with costed opportunities worth more than £225,000 this week, while the IHBC Director’s current top pick … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD in Context: ‘Traditional paving = Place experience’ 

Richard Guise, David Harrison and Robert Huxford explore Britain’s historic paving in the most recent issue of IHBC’s member journal Context, exhorting us to cherish fine streets and paving as much as our fine buildings: but we also need to … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Restoration plans for Morpeth pele tower submitted

The Morpeth Herald has reported on how an ambitious project to breathe new life into one of Northumberland’s most historic buildings has reached an important stage: lodging of a planning application by Cresswell Parish Council to carry out works to … Continue reading

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IHBC President reminds on nominations for 2018 Marsh Awards – Closing 28 February

IHBC President David McDonald is encouraging members to consider nominations for the newly launched Marsh Awards for Successful Learning in Heritage Skills and for Community Contribution (Retired Member of the IHBC).

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Church slams Belfast’s £400m regen scheme due to ‘lack of attention to… preserving or enhancing character’ 

The Church of Ireland has come out against a £400m Belfast redevelopment scheme – a flagship project focused on a 12-acre site in the city centre, formerly known as Royal Exchange – with the Bishop of Connor objecting to the … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD reminder: HE’s ‘Heritage Planning Case Database’ complements IHBC’s practitioner support

IHBC members from across the UK with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) priorities in the area, may be interested in a reminder that the Heritage Planning Case Database from Historic England (HE) can be used to search for appeal and call-in … Continue reading

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IHBC @ 100+ articles on DBW! From ‘London Churches after the fire’ to the IHBC on HER data, and beyond…

More than 100 articles from the IHBC – ranging from member journal Context content to IHBC research on data for Historic Environment Records (HERs) – now feature on our partner service Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW), the construction industry knowledge base.

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FINAL REMINDER: IHBC’s 5-minute member survey closes 8 Jan!

REMINDER: IHBC’s 5-minute member survey closes 8 Jan!

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IHBC VP notes new SIs for England include fees; operating from 17 Jan 

Statutory Instrument (SI) 2017 No. 1314 The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) Regulations amends the 2012 SI of the same name, such that planning fees must now be paid for applications … Continue reading

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IHBC HESPR ‘Reminder Pick’: ‘Guidelines for Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment’, closing 2 Feb 2018

IHBC joint project and HESPR ‘Pick’: ‘Guidelines for Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment – Request for Expressions of Interest for a Writer’, closing 2 Feb 2018 

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IHBC Context’s ‘What makes a heritage-at-risk officer?’ features on DBW

The ‘Heritage at risk’ officer’s role, as reviewed by Dan Longman in the IHBC member journal Context issue 150, on Conservation and Urbanism, has been featured on email updates from our partner service Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW), the construction industry … Continue reading

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IHBC’s heritage ‘from the doorstep’: Historic Lowestoft chosen for heritage transformation – from ‘at risk’ to regeneration vis HAZ

An ‘at risk’ part of historic Lowestoft, linking the town to the original fishing village, has now the subject of a major regeneration project supported by its designation as a Heritage Action Zone (HAZ), as The Lowestoft Journal reports. image … Continue reading

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IHBC’s 2018 Annual School – ‘Shared Heritage’, Belfast, June 21-23 – now formal EYCH2018 event: Use free NewsBlogs for updates

The IHBC’s 2018 Annual School, ‘Our Shared Heritage’ has joined to the formal listing of UK events for the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH), while non-IHBC members can get regular updates on School news via our NewsBlogs trial … Continue reading

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REMINDER: IHBC’s 5-minute member survey closes 8 Jan!

REMINDER: IHBC’s 5-minute member survey closes 8 Jan!

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Nominations sought for IHBC Marsh Awards 2018 Update: President calls for entries – closing 28 February

IHBC Marsh Awards 2018 Update: President calls for entries – closing 28 February

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IHBC welcomes new ICOMOS ‘Principles for Conservation of Wooden Built Heritage’, 2017

The IHBC has welcomed the adoption of the new ‘Principles for the Conservation of Wooden Built Heritage’ by the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Wood (IIWC), in a session of the of the 19th General Assembly of the International Council … Continue reading

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IHBC HESPR’s weekly top weekly pick from c.£225K+ costed work this week: Nottinghamshire WWI memorial design contest, valued £200,000, closing 26/01 

The IHBC’s heritage business list, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers its members weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ emails, with costed opportunities worth more than £225,000 for the last week, while the IHBC Director’s current … Continue reading

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IHBC’s membership ELetter out: No 30 – December 2017

The IHBC’s Membership ELetter has been issued, updating members on of progress for – and following – IHBC Trustee meetings in October and December.

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