Monthly Archives: August 2017

IHBC on ‘Fire’ and ‘Thatch’: New ‘Guidance Note’ out on IHBC’s ToolBox 

The IHBC has launched a new Guidance Note (GN2017/5) on ‘Thatching, chimney stacks and fire’, exploring a single issue that brings together the most fundamental considerations in conservation practice: material, construction, design and risk.

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DBW features IHBC Context on ‘Retrofits’, German and UK!

Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) has featured Carsten Hermann’s article on ‘Energy-related retrofits…  a comparison between Germany and the UK’ published in the IHBC’s ‘Green retrofit’ issue of Context, No.149.

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IHBC CPD Boost: Tour Venice with a Virtual Time Machine

A thousand years of Venetian records, maps and images could digitally reconstruct this city’s deep history.

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New HE research from the LA services in the SW: ‘How you rate Local Authority heritage services’ 

An independent study led by Historic England (HE) and co-funded by the Heritage Lottery Find (HLF), has been published, revealing how people feel about the impacts of cuts on local authority heritage services in the South West. 

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Wales’ National parks ‘could lose status if report implemented’

Wales’ national parks could lose their status as internationally recognised protected areas if a Welsh Government review is implemented, a panel of experts has warned.

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Grade II-listed Wythenshawe Hall fire, Greater Manchester: Man jailed for arson attack

A man who set fire to a Grade II-listed 16th Century timber framed manor house, Wythenshawe Hall, Greater Manchester leaving it partly destroyed, has been jailed. image Friends of Wythenshawe

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HE report demonstrates how London’s Heritage is vital for growth

A new report from Historic England (HE) – ‘Translating Good Growth for London’s Historic Environment’ – demonstrates how heritage can successfully underpin London’s growth.

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HES: Scotland’s first ever Heritage Awareness Day launched, for October 6

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is urging people across Scotland to come face to face with history to celebrate the first ever Heritage Awareness Day on October 6.

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IHBC’s London Branch looks to the future of Conservation Areas: ‘Back to the Future – The next 50 years…’, London, 3 Oct

The IHBC’s London Branch is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Civic Amenities Act 1967, which established Conservation Areas, by looking ahead against a ‘background of reduced local authority expenditure and continuing uncertainty over funding’, in our ‘Back to the … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Branch Support Survey’ reminder: Has your Branch responded? Extended deadline 31 August!

The IHBC is continuing its review of Branch needs and priorities with a Committee-led survey out now, and thanks the Branches that have submitted responses to date – East Midlands; Wales; Yorkshire; South East; West Midlands and South – while … Continue reading

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HESPR’s top pick of the week: A&DS seeks ‘a unique project for the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice.. working with children and young people and the… theme ‘Freespace’’, closing 11 September, valued £59,000

The IHBC’s heritage business listing, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members a weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ that brings business opportunities together into one handy resource, and the IHBC Director’s top bid pick for … Continue reading

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IHBC members with benefits: reduced rates at HTN’s ‘Inspiring Heritage for All’ conference: Hull, 3-4 October

The IHBC is delighted to support again the Annual Conference of the Heritage Trust Network (HTN) in Hull, 3-4 October, with c.15% reductions in fees on offer to IHBC members. 

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IHBC update: Limited time for funding applications from War Memorials Trust: by 30 September

War Memorials Trust urges custodians and those responsible for war memorials to apply for funding as soon as possible where conservation and repair is needed as there is now limited funding available while the next deadline for grant applications is … Continue reading

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London: aspiring to be the world’s first ‘National Park City’ 

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, offers his support to help make the city the world’s first National Park City and one of the greenest cities on earth. 

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Update: Heritage Impact Statements in Wales

From 1 September 2017 a Heritage Impact Statement will be required to support any application for listed building or conservation area consent in Wales, as the Heritage Impact Statement will replace the Design and Access Statement in the application process … Continue reading

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SNH provides clear focus for Scotland’s coastal landscapes 

New guidance to help professionals assess the potential impacts of future development on Scotland’s coastal landscapes has been published by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). image Fiona Newton, IHBC

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Opinion piece on design research: ‘The Research Paradox for Architects’

In an opinion piece, Peter Raisbeck suggests that there are people in this world who don’t think architecture has much to do with research.

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£15 million Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund to boost region’s tech, creative and cultural industries

Towns and cities across the North of England can bid for grants to help build a lasting regional legacy from the Great Exhibition of the North. Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

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Historic Cadbury Barn 1895 torched by ‘arsonists – ‘years of history gone in a few hours’

An historic 120-year-old barn, the Cadbury Barn, Manor Farm Park, just off Bristol Road South, once owned by the Cadbury family, has been razed to the ground by arsonists.

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Is your IHBC fee late? Remember, ‘Money is not the barrier’ to our support for your heritage career, job or trade – from low fees to no fees…’

If your IHBC fee is late, get it sorted now, and remember that money is not the barrier to IHBC support for your career ambitions as, alongside our great value, income-linked low fee rates, we offer lots of help to … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes CLA profile on retrofit, highlighting the bigger picture 

The IHBC has welcomed the Policy Briefing from the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) ‘The Retro Fit-Up’, which highlights the problems with the current energy assessment method, especially in terms of traditional buildings operated as rental properties by its … Continue reading

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Stone industry ethical trading register under progress

British Land, Costain, Crossrail, Kier, Multiplex, SBID, Sir Robert McAlpine and Skanska were all represented when Stone Federation Great Britain met stakeholders in its creation of an ‘Ethical Stone Register’.

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‘Vulnerability’ Brown – Gardens Trust seeks input to report highlighting risk to Capability Brown landscapes!

As a follow-up to last year’s Capability Brown tercentenary, the Gardens Trust, supported by Historic England, is preparing a report on Capability Brown landscapes at risk.

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Industry and university partnerships to power a creative revolution

As part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy, a record £80m-plus is being invested to create a step-change in collaboration between the country’s internationally-renowned creative industries and universities across the UK.

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BEFS Blog: A Garden for Granton’s Renaissance

Chair of Built Environment Scotland (BEFS), Graeme Purves, tells members about the restoration of an overgrown renaissance garden in Granton as a catalyst for urban renewal.

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