Daily Archives: 16/01/2018

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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RTPI announces new Chief Executive

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Board of Trustees is delighted to announce the appointment of Victoria Hills MRTPI FICE to the position of Chief Executive, who will take up the role from April 16th 2018. image RTPI website

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DBW’s top 5 interviews from 2017: Heritage and traditional build, if only in the background! 

Over the course of 2017, Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) has interviewed numerous ‘champions of industry’ and other high-profile figures, and the top 5 most popular interviews of the year all reflect important aspects of heritage in the construction and development sector.

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Prime Minister launches 25 Year Environment Plan: Leaving places better

Prime Minister Theresa May has launched a 25 Year Environment Plan – A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment – setting out the government’s intention to leave our environment in a better state than found, and … Continue reading

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DHCLG Consultation outcome publication on ‘Basement developments and the Planning System’

DHCLG has published a ‘Summary of Responses from the Consultation outcome on Basement Developments and the Planning System Call for Evidence’.

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Government promotes housing with DCLG rebrand to DHCLG

The Department of Communities and Local Government has been rebadged as the Department of Housing, Communities and Local Government. image LocalGov website

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Scottish council considers knocking down all high-rise flats 

Scotland’s biggest social landlord North Lanarkshire Council could demolish all its tower blocks within 20 years which, if approved, could transform the skylines of towns including Motherwell, Coatbridge, Airdrie and Wishaw. image North Lanarkshire Council

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