Daily Archives: 29/08/2017

IHBC on ‘Fire’ and ‘Thatch’: New ‘Guidance Note’ out on IHBC’s ToolBox 

The IHBC has launched a new Guidance Note (GN2017/5) on ‘Thatching, chimney stacks and fire’, exploring a single issue that brings together the most fundamental considerations in conservation practice: material, construction, design and risk.

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DBW features IHBC Context on ‘Retrofits’, German and UK!

Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) has featured Carsten Hermann’s article on ‘Energy-related retrofits…  a comparison between Germany and the UK’ published in the IHBC’s ‘Green retrofit’ issue of Context, No.149.

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IHBC CPD Boost: Tour Venice with a Virtual Time Machine

A thousand years of Venetian records, maps and images could digitally reconstruct this city’s deep history.

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New HE research from the LA services in the SW: ‘How you rate Local Authority heritage services’ 

An independent study led by Historic England (HE) and co-funded by the Heritage Lottery Find (HLF), has been published, revealing how people feel about the impacts of cuts on local authority heritage services in the South West. 

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Wales’ National parks ‘could lose status if report implemented’

Wales’ national parks could lose their status as internationally recognised protected areas if a Welsh Government review is implemented, a panel of experts has warned.

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Grade II-listed Wythenshawe Hall fire, Greater Manchester: Man jailed for arson attack

A man who set fire to a Grade II-listed 16th Century timber framed manor house, Wythenshawe Hall, Greater Manchester leaving it partly destroyed, has been jailed. image Friends of Wythenshawe

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HE report demonstrates how London’s Heritage is vital for growth

A new report from Historic England (HE) – ‘Translating Good Growth for London’s Historic Environment’ – demonstrates how heritage can successfully underpin London’s growth.

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HES: Scotland’s first ever Heritage Awareness Day launched, for October 6

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is urging people across Scotland to come face to face with history to celebrate the first ever Heritage Awareness Day on October 6.

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