Category Archives: IHBC NewsBlog

IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Boston Spa residents win battle with Church of England over new homes

Leedslive has reported on a  stand-off between Boston Spa residents and the Church of England, which has come to an end after Leeds City Council decision-makers voted against plans for a new housing development in the village.

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IHBC’s 2019 ‘Yearbook’ now out, introduced by Kate Mavor, English Heritage CEO: ‘Extending the reach of the IHBC and the 2019 School’

Some 6000 copies of the IHBC’s Yearbook for 2019 – introduced by Kate Mavor, Chief Executive of the English Heritage – are being distributed to members, stakeholders and sector leaders, with feature articles linked to the IHBC’s 2019 School theme … Continue reading

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IHBC’s new ‘Events Calendar’ now online: All for free, and for all too!

The IHBC has launched its new-format online events calendar for the sector, now with a sharper design and offering easier access to more detail, offering anyone the chance to ask for events to be posted, so open to all users, … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £935K+ costed work this week: BC seeks team for master planning etc. in King’s Lynn, closing 03/06, value £800k

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

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the Neuk’: 180-year-old building to be demolished to make way for home with underground pool

Fife Today has reported on how a 180-year-old building in Fife is to be pulled down to make way for a modern home with underground swimming pool, in the face of objections from bodies that included the local East Neuk … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the bridge’s deck’: Hammersmith Bridge closed indefinitely after ‘critical faults’ discovered

Hammersmith Bridge has been closed indefinitely after safety checks revealed ‘critical faults’, The Evening Standard writes, as Hammersmith and Fulham Council claimed government budget cuts left Transport for London unable to complete urgent repairs on the crossing.

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IHBC’s CPD boost out of Context: Study the Highlands and Islands, with an opportunity to reflect on your own heritage journey

As IHBC members, an appreciation of the diversity in building styles, materials and techniques across our working landscape helps us understand the technicalities of care and repair, and develop cultural sensitivities and a curiosity to find out more about shared … Continue reading

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An IHBC view of Notre Dame: A historical take on the future of a damaged heritage resource and icon, from the IHBC’s former Membership Secretary

The IHBC asked former Membership Secretary Paul Butler for a take on some critical and historical issues around the modern response to Notre Dame, in the hope they will inform topical discussions across our membership as we approach the IHBC’s … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (church) doorstep’: ‘Timebomb’ of the lost churches and chapels of the Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Post has reported on the ‘Timebomb’ faced by local places of worship in the Dales, including in the heart of Hawes where ‘a little church has stood for more than a century’ but, being without a service for … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (new-build) doorstep’: The BBC on ‘Growing complaints about new-build houses’

The BBC recently explored how the ‘endless list of problems’ for one purchaser of a new build house seems to be part of a growing trend.

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Last chance for free C+ in London, May 2, c.12-4.30, on IHBC membership application support and scrutiny – ‘from accreditation application to CPD’ – for all member categories!

This is your last chance to book on the IHBC’s UK-wide ‘Council+’ forum , which is open to members across all categories, to take place from 12 noon to c.4.30 on 2 May in central London, focussing on how we … Continue reading

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London Branch MATE accreditation support event: 15 May – ‘for free and for you’, so book before 8 May!

The next IHBC London Branch MATE  (Membership Application Training Event) session is on 15 May from 5.30 – 8.30 pm at Lichfields, Regent’s Wharf, Kings Cross (approximately 10 mins walk from Kings Cross Station). If you want a little guidance … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £125K+ costed work this week: Watford BC seeks cemetery’s Heritage Assessment, closing 20/05, value £10-25k

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 Watford Borough Council … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Brechin Cathedral mercy mission for Syria renews calls to save historic building from closing

The Courier has highlighted how a Syrian mercy mission has prompted renewed calls to save Brechin Cathedral – ‘to celebrate its 800th anniversary in 2020 [with] the oldest part… the Pictish round tower which is about 1,000 years old’ – … Continue reading

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IHBC is at the 2019 Natural Stone Show, naturally – offering delegates news on IHBC’s HESPR, Conservation Wiki and much more: Excel, 30/4 to 2/5 – with more updates now out!

The IHBC will host its regular stand at the Natural Stone Show’s Conservation Area, from 30 April to 2 May, in London’s ExCel, courtesy Historic England, so be sure to visit this free CPD event, while more programme updates are … Continue reading

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IHBC trustee and Technical Panel lead Prof John Edwards explores with CIOB how ‘Conservation is driving quality in construction’, for its annual ‘conservation etc.’ conference, 30 April, London

Quality in construction is – quite rightly – under the spotlight, so IHBC trustee and Technical Panel lead Prof John Edwards has made the case in to members of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) that Conservation is driving quality … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (School) doorstep’: Edinburgh pupils to be taught construction skills to boost recruitment

School pupils in one of Edinburgh’s most deprived communities are to be taught construction skills in an initiative aimed at boosting recruitment in the sector, writes Holyrood Magazine. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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IHBC’s CPD Boost on ‘Adversarial behaviour in the UK construction industry’, from DBW

As a built environment discipline, conservation is no less susceptible to adversarial tactics than that sector as a whole – see for example our ‘Ten Red Flags…’ Guidance Note on the IHBC’s ToolBox – while Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW), as … Continue reading

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IHBC’s CPD ‘Bauhaus centenary’ Boost: Original Bauhaus Books and Journals free to download!

Members can download original Bauhaus books & journals for free, as part of a digital celebration of the founding of the Bauhaus School 100 years ago! image: Monoskop website

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IHBC Nottingham 2019 – ‘Perspectives to take to School’: Notre Dame, the story so far…

Paris’ Notre-Dame Cathedral, one of Europe’s most celebrated religious buildings, was devastated by a fire Monday night, while its investigation, restoration and reinstatement undoubtedly will be a focus – and touchstone – of conservation philosophies for decades to come. image: … Continue reading

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IHBC’s 2019 Nottingham School Branch free 7 May pre-School evening update: ‘Contemporary challenges and solutions for protecting heritage…’

In advance of Nottingham hosting the IHBC’s 2019 Annual School on 4-6 July, the East Midlands Branch is offering a special free event in the city’s Urban Room, exploring ‘Contemporary challenges and solutions’ to protect heritage in the East Midlands, … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £290K+ costed work: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew etc. seeks condition survey of Wakehurst Mansion, closing 25/04, value £65k

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 the Royal Botanic … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Talks on future improvements of ‘vast woodland areas’ at Duff House, Banff

The Press and Journal has reported on talks being held to find the best way to improve Duff House Woodland Parkland, surrounding Duff House in Banff – once part of the estate, but sold off over the years – as … Continue reading

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IHBC offers sympathies to Paris – and Europe and beyond – on Notre Dame fire, as scale of damage continues under review

With the assessment of the scale of the fire damage to Notre Dame and its causes still ongoing, the IHBC offers its sympathies to the people of France, to Europe and to the world.

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IHBC responds to HE guidance on terraced housing

The IHBC has responded to a consultation on Historic England’s (HE) ‘Conserving Georgian and Victorian terraced housing: A guide to managing change’, welcoming the guidance but offering advice on what more could be included and how it could be improved. image: Joanna … Continue reading

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