Category Archives: IHBC NewsBlog

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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IHBC ‘CPD (and travel) Boost’: Discover the UK’s sacred heritage with the National Churches Trust’s website ‘Explore Churches’

The National Churches Trust’s new tourism focussed website ‘Explore Churches’ means that anyone can easily ‘discover England’s ‘five star’ churches and the best counties to discover different aspects of historic churches’, while Bettany Hughes, Vice President of The National Churches … Continue reading

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IHBC voices scepticism at Government response to petition on VAT relief for ‘repairs and approved alterations to listed buildings’

The Listed Property Owners Club (LPOC)-led petition to the Chancellor for reduced VAT ‘on repairs and approved alterations to listed buildings’ (LBs) – supported by the IHBC – has passed 10,000 signatures, the government has responded online, but the IHBC … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £55K+ costed work this week: Historic England seeks Surveys and Statements for HAZ-related Bishop Auckland buildings, closing 29/11, £13-15K value

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 doorstep’: Local Stop The Rot media and sector campaign could trigger success for community-backed Grimsby ‘turnaround’

Authorities and the public have declared support for Grimsby Live’s own ‘Stop The Rot ‘campaign, which could trigger a ‘turnaround moment’ for Grimsby’s heritage, as Marcus Binney, executive president of SAVE Britain’s Heritage led the launch.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Architect dubs Rochdale the ‘Venice of the North’ as part of HAZ-related training

Rochdale on Line has celebrated Rochdale’s comparison to Venice (and Vicenza), linked to part of a student project looking to bring fresh ideas to key areas around Rochdale’s Heritage Action Zone: ‘Rochdale by way of Venice’. Venice image from IHBC … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘CPD Boost’ from The Consultation Institute: ‘Early stakeholder engagement and espousing experts essential ingredients for successful developers’

The Consultation Institute has highlighted how engaging stakeholders at the earliest stages of a development is more important than ever before, especially with the more prevalent role social media is taking in society, the role of experts, the influence ‘fake … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD Boost via Designing Buildings WIKI: ‘What might Brexit mean for construction?’

Designing Buildings WIKI, IHBC’s partner host for the Conservation Wiki – asks what the implications could be for the construction industry of Brexit, with particular concern about how it might affect the skills shortage, the import and export of materials, … Continue reading

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IHBC Scotland Branch free – YES ‘FREE’ – CPD Conference with AGM – ‘Design at the Water’s Edge’, Dundee, 29 Nov., includes V&A tour; Book by 25 Nov. as numbers are limited!

The IHBC’s Scotland Branch will host its FREE national Conference ‘Design at the Water’s Edge’, including the Branch AGM, in Dundee on 29 November, to include a tour of Dundee’s new V&A, asking ‘How do we assess new design in … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Budget in Brief’ heritage take on Skills, Celebration and Investment

Sourcing information from Historic England, The Heritage Alliance, BEFS and others, the IHBC offers members this brief and qualified digest of select heritage and conservation related matters in the recent budget, covering Skills, Celebration and Investment, while users also will … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: First stage of a project to restore historic Burton-in-Kendal buildings lauded by The Westmoreland Gazette

THE first phase of a project to help restore important buildings in one of South Lakeland’s most historic villages Burton-in-Kendal is now underway and celebrated in The Westmoreland Gazette.

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Career interests in heritage? See IHBC’s latest ‘Jobs etc.’ skills review: From conservation and heritage skills, to graphics, bat projects and more

To help profile career opportunities across the conservation and heritage sectors, the IHBC now offers regular reviews of job openings and staff appointments featured in our celebrated  ‘Jobs etc.’ service, so if you have an interest in a heritage related … Continue reading

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Fire at Nottingham’s Cattle Market: More sad context in the host city for IHBC’s 2019 Annual School ‘Heritage, Risk & Resilience’

A sad chime with the IHBC Annual School theme for 2019 of ‘Heritage, Risk & Resilience; confronting conservation calamities’ came as fire recently broke out in the Cattle Market of its host city Nottingham.

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £3.7M+ costed work this week: Historic England seeks HE L3 building record for Grimsby’s unlisted Cooperage, closing 13/11, £4-4.5K value

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 doorstep’: 27 months jail for lead theft from Selby Abbey roof – by the York Press

The York Press has reported on how a metal thief, whose gang caused nearly £10,000 damage to Selby Abbey’s roof, has been jailed for 27 months.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Punchline Gloucester reports on Planning Inspector ruling on demolition of ‘secret’ building

A builder who built a secret four-bedroom house and outbuildings in Gloucestershire must demolish it and clear the site, a planning inspector has ruled, as reported by Punchline Gloucester.

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IHBC’s November Branch Events Update: Explore Branch CPD events across the UK

There’s lots on across the IHBC this November and after, from CPD events and MATE accreditation support sessions to AGMs and more. If you need more guidance to upgrade your conservation accreditation with us, and in line with national and … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘CPD Boost’ in Belfast’s Context: ‘Peeking into challenging heritage’

Context 156 – which reports on the 2018 Belfast School, ‘Our Shared Heritage’ – highlights activities, talks and tours that range across much of Northern Ireland, and if you would like a peek into an example of community heritage challenges, … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Restaurant plans for one of Bradford’s (and the UK’s) most ‘at risk’ Victorian buildings

Plans to turn a former school building in Bradford – the Grade II* Gothic style Feversham Street First School, recently described as one of the most ‘at risk’ Victorian buildings in the UK – into a restaurant, have been reported … Continue reading

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IHBC launches new accreditation ‘MATE’ web support: Our ‘Free, Friendly, Flexible and Informed’ help from your professional body – with sessions due in Newcastle (22/11) and London (28/11)

The IHBC has launched web guidance on its Membership Application Training Event (MATE) webpages, as a one-stop-shop to advise on our accreditation support sessions. mate.ihbc.org.uk

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IHBC welcomes £55M heritage-specific funding for high streets, but highlights how holistic benefits merit more investment as ‘healthy high streets mean healthy – and happy – people’!

The IHBC has welcomed the suite of heritage-specific funding in the budget, notably £55M for England’s pressured High Streets, but cautions that the holistic benefits of heritage are not yet being fully recognised in these figures, especially when ‘healthy high … Continue reading

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