Category Archives: IHBC NewsBlog

IHBC welcomes new Recognised CPD Provider ‘CPD essentials’ – offering 10% discounts to members too!

The IHBC has welcomed CPD essentials as its most  recent  ‘IHBC Recognised CPD Provider’, and to celebrate  that achievement this CPD Provider is  offering IHBC members a 10% discount on any full day seminar (see details below).

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REMINDER: IHBC’s ‘Members with benefits’: FREE CPD at London’s LPOC Property Show, Olympia,  8-9 Feb

The IHBC is continuing its CPD partnering with the Listed Property Owners Club (LPOC) into 2020 with free places for members and an IHBC stand on offer at the London Listed Property Show, on 8-9 February in London’s Olympia. For more information see … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD signpost to DBW: What is a party wall dispute or boundary dispute?

Boundaries and party walls are fundamental issues when dealing with old places, but disputes can occur when parties (usually property owners) disagree, so knowing what they mean and why they count is critical for  any conservation professional; fortunately, Designing Buildings … Continue reading

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IHBC launches consultation on draft new constitutional ‘Articles’: First responses encouraged by end Feb and after

The IHBC has launched its membership consultation on a revised draft set of ‘Articles of Association’ to serve as the new constitutional framework for the institute in line with our ‘Proposal for future Governance…’, as approved at the 2019 AGM, … Continue reading

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IHBC members with benefits: Subsidies for HE’s roofing ‘Repair and conservation…’, 03 March, London

A major one-day conference from Historic England (HE) on its latest technical research into the deterioration and conservation of traditional roof coverings will take place in London on 3 March with booking closing 26 February, while the IHBC is offering … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes report on new housing in England: Design overwhelmingly ‘mediocre’ or ‘poor’… but conservation specialists CAN help!

The IHBC has welcomed a new audit on new housing design in England, noting conclusions about overwhelmingly ‘mediocre’ or ‘poor’ standards, and how less-affluent communities remain the worst affected, but highlighting the potential for conservation professionals to help improve.

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REMINDER – IHBC’s ‘Members with benefits’: FREE CPD at London’s LPOC Property Show, Olympia, 8-9 Feb

The IHBC is continuing its CPD partnering with the Listed Property Owners Club (LPOC) into 2020 with free places for members and an IHBC stand on offer at the London Listed Property Show, on 8-9 February in London’s Olympia. IHBC’s ‘Members with benefits’: … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £488K+ costed opportunities this week: Scottish authority seeks services for building redesign and restoration, valued £467K, closing 31/01/2020

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services working to the IHBC’s standards – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick this week … Continue reading

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IHBC’s Brighton 2020 School FIRST keynote: Carole Souter CBE, past HLF Chief Executive, lays the foundations for ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’, 19 June 2020

Carole Souter CBE will offer the first keynote presentation at the IHBC’s June 2020 Brighton School, themed on ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’, and lay the foundations for the Day School’s exploration of one of the most challenging topics today, … Continue reading

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Don’t forget the IHBC Marsh Awards for 2020: ‘Your new chance to nominate ‘retired IHBC members’ and/or ‘successful learners’ for our awards’, closing 29 Feb 2020

The IHBC’s Marsh Awards, developed in partnership with the Marsh Christian Trust, offers two Awards – one celebrating civic contributions of retired IHBC members, and one for successful learning in heritage skills – with prizes that include £500 and a … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’… and the edge: Rare bandstand saved after Historic England listing support

Calderdale Council had wanted to demolish a rare and local ‘theatre-type’ bandstand after the cost of refurbishing was put at £300,000, while ExaminerLive reports on how those plans changed following a successful application for listing was made to Historic England … Continue reading

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IHBC’s CPD boost… out of Context: French new towns – history, heritage, appreciation…. and priorities!

In his article in the latest issue of Context, No 162, devoted to the heritage of New Towns, Frédéric Theulé explores France’s New Town developments, and issues a special plea that educational support is needed to understand new French towns. … Continue reading

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More looking ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020 and ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’: Further funding and expert support for England’s high streets

The first 14 of 20 pilot areas to receive tailored expert support to assist in rejuvenating their town centres have been announced, offering updates on issues at the very heart of the IHBC’s June 2020 Brighton School, themed on ‘OLD … Continue reading

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IHBC Brighton 2020’s Day School ‘sneak preview’: Keynotes, themes, IHBC Spotlights, sponsors and more, to help you prep funding and bursary applications!

The IHBC’s June 2020 Brighton School conference, themed on ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’ and sponsored by HESPR member Heritage Collective, will explore one of the most challenging and exciting topics today, the current state and future prospects for our … Continue reading

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Serious about your career? Stay ‘in the know’ with IHBC’s ‘Jobs etc.’ review, and find conservation roles across design, project management and beyond, for conservation specialists, planners, surveyors and more!

To help heritage and conservation careers and employers across the UK, the IHBC regularly updates NewsBlog readers about the diverse career opportunities posted on our ‘IHBC Jobs etc’ service, and recent offerings stretch from London (e.g. design at Islington and … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £2.1M costed opportunities this week: English BC call to join Heritage Professionals framework, valued £2M, closing 05/02/2020

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services working to the IHBC’s standards – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick this week … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (UK) doorstep’: Rebel alliance ready to put a halt to the ‘disneyfication’ of Edinburgh

Some residents of Edinburgh fear the city’s public spaces are being sacrificed to tourism, and The Guardian offers a UK-wide take on the challenges.

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IHBC’s CPD boost… out of Context: Harlow and its civic society seeks exemplary ‘green town’ recognition – Any inspiration for you?

Harlow Civic Society believes that with investment, transport, infrastructure and jobs, it can become an exemplary green town, and while you can simply read more about these aspirations in the latest issue of Context, No 162, themed on New Towns, … Continue reading

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IHBC’s Technical Panel is back: Seeks suggestions on priorities

The Technical Panel of the IHBC is under full steam once again with John Edwards – IHBC Wales representative, trustee, and lead author on BS 7913 – as Panel Secretary, and is seeking suggestions on issues and priorities for its … Continue reading

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Bucket list the full Brighton experience! More looking ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020 and ‘OLD TOWNS: NEW FUTURES’ as city named as one of ‘5 of the best UK cities that you must put on your bucket list’

Be it tourist magnet London, the not-so-frequented Newcastle, or the capital of Scotland, there’s a slice of history that everyone can devour when in the UK, and Brighton – venue of the IHBC’s June 2020 Brighton School conference on ‘OLD … Continue reading

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Give someone their fondest memories for 2020: IHBC Marsh Award nominations now open for ‘retired IHBC members’ and/or ‘successful learners’, closing 29/02/20

REMINDER: We’re looking for your nominations for the IHBC Marsh Awards for both ‘retired IHBC members’ and ‘successful learners’!

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Kirklees Council is taking allotment holders to the Royal Courts of Justice

Huddersfield allotment holders won the fight to save their land – but Kirklees Council has appealed the judicial review so allotment holders face a new battle in the High Court in London, reports Examiner Live.

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IHBC’s ‘Members with benefits’: FREE CPD at London’s LPOC Property Show, Olympia,  8-9 Feb (TBC)

The IHBC is continuing its CPD partnering with the Listed Property Owners Club (LPOC) into 2020 with free places for members and an IHBC stand on offer at the London Listed Property Show, on 8-9 February in London’s Olympia.

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IHBC’s SW Day conference: ‘Damp, timber decay & sustainability’, 20 March, Bath, from £55 (members)

The 2020 day conference of the IHBC’s South West (SW) Branch on 20 March will explore ‘Damp, timber decay & sustainability’ in the Guildhall, Bath, over a diverse day of authoritative talks, friendly networking, and more, with costs starting at … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR introductory news for 2020: Nearly 400 UK projects posted for 2019, with conservation links to costed works valued at circa £1.7Billion! 

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services working to the IHBC’s standards – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick this week … Continue reading

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