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 understand the materials used, how they were laid and how to care for them.
The authors write:
‘Few people today can identify the different types of material used in traditional paving, or the different techniques used in laying. Nor is there a record of what we have. Both the knowledge and material is being lost. We cherish fine buildings; let us cherish fine streets and paving in the same way.’
Reading Context ensures that IHBC members develop their skills across all of the IHBC’s Areas of Competence, and so is a critical baseline in addressing priorities in Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
To access Context:
- IHBC Members: Receive hard copies.
- Non-members: Go to the Context Archive
As ever, themed issues of Context also include more general conservation articles as well as news, book reviews and reports from IHBC’s officers.
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