Category Archives: IHBC NewsBlog

IHBC’s latest Council+ corners the tables to see how best to deliver member services

The IHBC has concluded the 7th meeting of its ‘Council+’, the institute’s UK-wide forum for volunteers’ national oversight and development, which took place in Regents Park, London, which included an active ‘four corner debate’ on how best to deliver the … Continue reading

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C20 Society’s Christmas gift to IHBC members: Join up and get a free ticket to ‘Looking Beyond the Bauhaus’ lecture series

The first 15 IHBC members of the IHBC to sign up as members of the Twentieth Century society (C20) are being offered a special bonus of a free ticket to the spring evening lecture series ‘Looking Beyond the Bauhaus’ which … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £253M+ costed work this week: Scottish Redundant Churches Trust seeks Conservation Plan author for Ninian Comper’s Cat A St Margaret’s, Braemar, closing 7/12; No price given

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers from the issue this week features a call from … Continue reading

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CPD in Context: ‘Risky buildings and sacred spaces’, and what we can learned from Belfast

In Context issue 156 (on the Annual School) tour delegates provided an overview of their thoughts on the Thursday tours, in some cases offering food for thought on adapting buildings for changes in use, and asking how we can do … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘CPD Boost’: Wellcome’s Living with Buildings exhibition, on health and the built environment – to 3 March, London

London’s Wellcome Collection is hosting a major exhibition about health and architecture – asking ‘How does our built environment affect us?’ –  as it examines the positive and negative influence buildings have on our physical and mental health.

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IHBC’s ‘Out of Context’ CPD check-up and prize: ‘Who said that?’ – And what would you say back? FREE BS7913 for the best responses…

Each issue of the IHBC’s membership journal Context features a selection of quotations and recent takes on all aspects historic building conservation, but can you identify who made these statements below, relating to accessibility and perceptions of SPAB, which are … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (student’s) doorstep’: Making Meersbrook Project Film, Nov 2018

A short film by Masters in Architecture students at the University of Sheffield is now available on YouTube that explores future community-focussed visions for Meersbrook Hall, based on extensive research into its history as the Ruskin Museum (1890-1953). image: Sheffield … Continue reading

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IHBC 2019 Nottingham Day School outline ONLINE • Sponsor opportunities available NOW • Booking & bursaries open FEBRUARY

The webpages for the IHBC’s 2019 School in Nottingham on 4-6 July 2019 on the theme of ‘Heritage, Risk & Resilience: confronting conservation calamities’ now include an outline of the main sessions of the Day School, on Friday 5 July.

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IHBC’s FREE CPD Boost via HE+IHBC’s ‘easy access’ Webinar, 13 Dec: Enhancing conservation areas & townscapes with S.215s – Numbers limited so book now!

Following on from the success of the last Historic England (HE) & IHBC Webinar on S.54 notices the next Webinar will be taking place on 13 December, on using Section 215 (S.215) notices to enhance conservation areas and wider townscapes, … Continue reading

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IHBC-STBA Tribute to Neil May, from John Preston IHBC

John Preston, Convenor of IHBC’s Green Panel and previously IHBC Education Secretary, and also Heritage Chair at the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (STBA), offers NewsBlog readers a tribute to a leading light in the STBA, Neil May. image: STBA website

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IHBC CPD event update, from HE: ‘Reducing risk of fire in thatched buildings – recent research and new guidance’

On Tuesday 13 November 2018 Historic England, in partnership with IHBC South West Branch and the Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service (DSFRS) held a free IHBC CPD-recognised seminar on ‘Reducing risk of fire in thatched buildings’ at the … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £130K+ costed work this week: Horniman Museum… seeks Masterplanning services, closing 17/12; £20,000

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers from the issue this week features a call from … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (ocean) doorstep’ sees ‘Fire across the water’: Belfast Telegraph reports on suspicious fire in C-listed Annan hotel

The Belfast Telegraph has reported on ongoing investigations into a suspicious fire the C-listed Central Hotel in Scotland’s Annan, Dumfries and Galloway, in yet another case highlighting the relevance of the IHBC’s 2019 School in Nottingham, on ‘Heritage, Risk and … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Out of Context’ CPD boost: ‘Periodically’, Bob Kindred’s bite-sized briefings from the best of current heritage handbooks

If you have too little time to read all that post crossing your desk or inbox then you can boost your knowledge (and that of your colleagues’, if you share) by reviewing the regular column piece ‘Periodically’ by Bob Kindred … Continue reading

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IHBC at LPOC’s Listed Property Show 2019: London 9-10 Feb 2019 – 4 hours free CPD via IHBC and partners + lots more

IHBC will lead 4 free one-hour CPD sessions at the The Listed Property Owners’ Club (LPOC’s)  London Property Show, in association with Historic England, on 9-10 February 2019 at London’s Olympia.

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IHBC CPD Green Issue QuickQuiz Part 2: Do you know the ABCs of EPCs? – The answers!

In the last NewsBlog we offered you the chance to test your knowledge on energy performance certificates (EPC’s), and now is the time to see how well you did! image: Rob Cowan for Context

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IHBC’s International ‘CPD Boost’: Update the REFILL Workshop at URBACT’s City Festival – ‘Plan your own ‘temporary use’ journey’!

Leads François Jégou and Marcelline Bonneau offer personal takes on the concept of Temporary Use and URBACT’s REFILL networks achievements through a report on the ‘Refill Workshop’ at the URBACT City Festival in Lisbon in September 2018.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Rutland bridge restoration by ‘Jason the Mason’ celebrated

The Rutland and Stamford Mercury has reported on how an important piece of local Rutland architecture, Wakerley Bridge, has concluded its painstaking restoration by specialist stonemason Jason Henfrey – ‘Jason the Mason’ – who undertook the repair in a collaborative … Continue reading

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IHBC’s next ‘Council+’: ‘Exploring and advising on IHBC’s member services’, London 29 Nov

The next meeting of the IHBC’s UK-wide advisory forum, ‘Council+’ (called ‘Council plus’), which is free and open to IHBC members of all categories (subject to capacity and timing), will take place on 29 November in London, and look at … Continue reading

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Sheffield Coroner’s Court fire supports ‘Fire’ and ‘HAR’ CPD priorities in IHBC’s Nottingham 2019 School

The Victorian Society and other reports on how Sheffield’s old Coroner’s Court building has become another victim of arson highlight how the IHBC’s upcoming Nottingham School, in July and on ‘Heritage, Risk and Resilience’, is of special relevance to CPD … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD Green Issue QuickQuiz: Do you know the ABCs of EPCs? 

In the most recent issue of IHBC’s membership journal Context our Green Panel Convenor John Preston discussed the issues around applying Energy Performance Certificates (EPC’s) to traditional buildings, noting a recent call for evidence relating to their use. image: Rob … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £920K+ costed work this week: Carlisle CC seeks Garden Village Masterplanning input, closing 12/12; no value stated

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers this week features a call from Carlisle City Council … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD Boost: The Gunning Principles – Implications

The Gunning Principles are a set of rules for public consultation that were proposed in 1985 by Stephen Sedley QC, and accepted by the Judge in the Gunning v LB of Brent case, which The Consultation Institute sets out in … Continue reading

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IHBC launches new Toolbox Guidance Note for small traders etc. on ‘Ten Red Flags… when meeting potential clients’

The IHBC’s latest Guidance Note on our online Toolbox aims to provide sole practitioners and small traders with advice on taking on new work, offering ‘Ten Red Flags’ to watch out for when meeting potential clients.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Campaigners lose Crest Nicholson battle to stop part demolition of former London Chest Hospital, Bethnal Green’

Campaigners have lost their battle to stop developer Crest Nicholson demolishing part of a Grade II-listed former London chest hospital in Bethnal Green, as reported by the East London Advertiser.

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