Daily Archives: 26/10/2018

One-year IHBC ‘taster’ free for students on IHBC Recognised Conservation Courses: IHBC’s free student membership ‘taster’ offer now extended to 2018-19*

IHBC free membership ‘one-time tasters’ are again on offer to new students on IHBC Recognised Conservation Courses – simply JOIN ONLINE!

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IHBC ‘Update’ on LPOC’s petition: ‘Signatories have passed 10,000 – and now government will respond – but now let’s aim for 100,000, and a real parliamentary debate by getting friends and colleagues signing too’!

The Listed Property Owners Club (LPOC) petition to the Chancellor for reduced VAT on select listed building (LB) works, supported by the IHBC, has passed 10,000 signatures, so the government will now respond formally, while IHBC Chair James Caird said: … Continue reading

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HE, IHBC SW Branch and partners conference: ‘Reducing risk of fire in thatched buildings’, 13 Nov, Exeter; Free, but book by 9 Nov!

Historic England [HE] in partnership with the IHBC’s South West (SW) Branch and Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service, are hosting a free conference on ‘Reducing risk of fire in thatched buildings’, in Exeter on 13 November, with booking closing on 9 … Continue reading

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IHBC Reminder: Historic Environment Scotland (HES) consultation on draft Corporate Plan closes 2 Nov – respond now!

Historic Environment Scotland’s (HES) consultation on its draft ‘Corporate Plan’ closes on 2 November, so your last chance to respond to his critical draft document is approaching fast!

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £1.4M+ costed work this week: Home Group seeks collaborative teams embracing ‘our vision on community building’, closing 25/01/2019, £1.4M 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 Context CPD in context: Does the IHBC help you as a modern heritage professional? Did you know that 94% of IHBC survey respondents are ‘likely or very likely’ to recommend IHBC membership?

In Context No 156 – ‘Our Shared Heritage’ – the Director’s Cut looks at how improvements in the operation of the IHBC help make your institute more accessible to aspiring conservation professionals, and you become more involved in the life … Continue reading

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Council takes over Denbigh’s North Wales Hospital via a ‘general vesting declaration’

A council has taken ownership of a derelict Victorian hospital via a ‘general vesting declaration’, five years after a dispute about the site’s future got under way. 

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£82k fine for landlord who gutted a listed Brighton manor house

A private landlord who illegally modernised an historic house in Brighton – Grade II-listed Ewhurst Manor, built in the late 16th century – has been told by a judge to pay out more than £82,000, as ‘Despite poor advice from … Continue reading

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Welsh Government publishes ‘Priorities for the Historic Environment of Wales’

Lord Elis-Thomas AM, Wales’ Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport, has published its ‘Priorities for the Historic Environment of Wales’.

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New research from Historic Houses – Heritage Maintenance Fund tax changes could add £85M to the economy!

Historic Houses, which represents 1,650 independent owners of grade I and II* buildings (and their equivalents) across the UK, has published new research on Heritage Maintenance Funds –privately established funds for buildings of national significance open to the public – … Continue reading

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Builders spend 2½ years driving their van new research reveals

Builders spend 2 ½ years driving their van over the course of their working lives and almost one year trying to locate a particular tool, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

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