Daily Archives: 07/07/2018

IHBC North West Branch Day Conference: ‘The Work of Faith’, 18th October, Liverpool

The IHBC’s North West Branch has launched its Day Conference for 2018, on ‘The Work of Faith’, which will include local tours of sites, and takes place on 18 October in the Liverpool Medical Institution.

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IHBC’s International Strategy moves forward: ‘Please let us know of any links, suggestions or proposals’!

The IHBC’s burgeoning ‘International strategy’ is evolving – shaped and informed by wide-ranging contributions from members and colleagues – so if you have any thoughts, let us know! IHBC Council+ discusses ‘International strategy’

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IHBC update: ‘Urgent support needed in bid for c.50 doctoral studies on timber & construction – Responses to Bangor University before 15 July’

A university consortium bid, relating to timber in construction, aims to provide EngD and PhD places for 50 students starting over the next 5 years, part funded by EPSRC, and urgently needs letters from SME’s demonstrating need, so IHBC members … Continue reading

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IHBC HESPR’s top pick this week from £600K costed work: Durham CC seeks Heritage Consultant for Seaham Round 2 TH, closing 20/07, value £36k

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ emails, with the IHBC Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers this week featuring the call from Durham City … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Historic Masonic lodge to be turned into flats in Aberdeen

Aberdeen’s Press and Journal has updated readers on construction commencing on a major project to breathe new life into what’s thought to be the only purpose-built Masonic lodge in Scotland.

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FMB: Nearly 80% of builders and consumers support licensing construction

Almost 80% of builders and home owners are calling on the Government to introduce a licensing scheme for the UK construction industry to stamp out rogue traders once and for all, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

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HLF ‘Policy Directions’ consultation

Government is consulting on the ‘Policy Directions’ for The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)  – the largest dedicated funder of the UK’s heritage  – ‘which are being revised following a recommendation in the Tailored Review of the HLF carried out in … Continue reading

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‘Building More, Building Beautiful’ report calls for more ‘traditional’ design and style, because ‘Traditional beauty can overcome Nimbyism’

Policy Exchange – a UK think tank – has published a new report ‘Building More, Building Beautiful’, co-authored by conservative philosopher Sir Roger Scruton and former Labour Mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales, arguing that ‘design and style can unlock … Continue reading

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MHCLG: Public attitudes to house building… findings from the British Social Attitudes survey 2017

Public attitudes to house building: findings from the British Social Attitudes survey 2017 is a report from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) on public attitudes to house building based on questions from the British Social Attitudes … Continue reading

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England’s £20 million government boost for culture and creative industries

Arts Minister Michael Ellis has launched a £20 million fund for culture, heritage and the creative industries to benefit towns and cities across England. Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

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2017 Sir John Betjeman Award goes to Guild Chapel of the Holy Cross, Stratford upon Avon: Wall painting conservation

The Death Reawakened Project to research and conserve wall paintings at the Guild Chapel of the Holy Cross in Stratford upon Avon is the winner of the SPAB’s 2017 Sir John Betjeman Award. image SPAB website  

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