Daily Archives: 11/02/2020

IHBC SE’s day conference and AGM (and Brighton 2020 ‘Pre-School’): Ramsgate – Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) and local projects

Book Now for the IHBC’s South East (SE) Branch’s annual own day conference and AGM on 13 March in Ramsgate, a ‘pre-School’ event, as the topic – Ramsgate Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) and local projects – is linked to the … Continue reading

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Thinking about IHBC’s Brighton 2020 School theme? 1851 Royal Commission Award goes to URBED, to explore the ‘High Street’

On 14th November 2019 David Rudlin – Principal at URBED – was awarded the 2019 ‘Fellowship in the Built Environment’ by the 1851 Royal Commission, to ask ‘what is the high street for, and what might the future high street … Continue reading

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IHBC notes: No time limit for listed building prosecutions based on conviction for GII demolition

The former Chairman of Holme Valley Parish Council, Greg Cropper was successfully prosecuted twelve years after illegally demolishing one Grade II (GII) listed building and illegally extending another at his home at, West Yorkshire.

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REMINDER: 2 WEEKS LEFT to get your nomination in for the IHBC Marsh Awards 2020

  Don’t forget the IHBC Marsh Awards for 2020: ‘Your new chance to nominate ‘retired IHBC members’ and/or ‘successful learners’ for our awards’, closing 29 Feb 2020

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: York Magistrates issue fine over CA tree felling

York Magistrates’ Court has fined a South Lakeland woman £2,000 for carrying out unauthorised works to a healthy and prominent 200-year old tree in the Dent Conservation Area (CA), reports the Cumbria Crack.

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IHBC CPD boost: Fires in buildings under construction caused by hot work

Safety suggestions relating to ‘Hot work’ – including fires and injuries – in the construction sector and how to reduce the risk from Cesafety via Designing Buildings Wiki, host partner to the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki.

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HES: Grants updates etc

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has updated it grants deadlines for 2020 published then on the grants website, while also introducing a new ‘expressions of interest’ process for their grant programmes.

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Calculating the full cost of energy used by buildings: Beta form and feedback welcome

The Whole Life Cost of Energy (WLCoE) calculator – issued by government in BETA form – is intended to help building owners and operators to understand the full financial cost of the energy their buildings use, and welcomes feedback to … Continue reading

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Motorway cash helps revitalise West London park, via Highways England and HE

Government UK has highlighted how a much-loved park in West London – Gunnersbury Park, a 75-hectare Historic England (HE) Registered Park containing 22 listed buildings – is being revitalised as a thriving community asset with help from a £340,000 award … Continue reading

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Immense damage’ to JS Bach’s church as stained glass windows smashed in attack

Heavy stones were thrown in a New Year’s Eve attack on one of classical music history’s most important churches St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, Germany.

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Bird friendly buildings bill passed in New York

New York City’s Council has passed legislation requiring new buildings to contain bird friendly materials, aiming to reduce bird deaths.

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