IHBC at the Natural Stone Show 2019? Naturally… and packed with free IHBC-recognised CPD – 30 April-2 May, ExCel!

websiteThe IHBC will host its regular stand at the Natural Stone Show’s Conservation Area in April, in London’s ExCel, so please be sure to visit us there, and remember that this busy event also offers lots of free IHBC-recognised CPD including the regular Conservation Day, on Thursday 2 May.


IHBC Director Sean O’Reilly said; ‘The Natural Stone Show offers the IHBC another great chance to promote the work of our members, alongside our standards and services.  And as ever we are hugely grateful to Historic England for offering us this opportunity to join with them and other like-minded conservation organisations in the Conservation Area there!’

‘We have lots to pass on to Stone Show delegates about our work, from well-established services such as our listing of conservation businesses through IHBC’s HESPR, to new services such as our Conservation Wiki web platform and our Marsh Awards – for both retired IHBC members active in the community and for ‘successful heritage learning’.  And that is before we get to highlighting core services such as the accreditation of our members’ inter-disciplinary skills and the benefits of IHBC membership.’

‘With a dedicated Conservation Day, on Thursday 2 May led by Historic England and the English Stone Forum, the programme is hugely relevant to both the generalist and the most specialist interests of our members.’

‘And it is all free… except for getting there of course.’

The Stone Show 2019 writes:

Help safeguard the UK’s built heritage
The Natural Stone Show’s Conservation Area provides free advice, enlightening case studies and a forum for the exchange of information experience and opinions, helping you select the correct stone for building repair. Stone is an important part of the £3.6 billion conservation sector and has a thriving community of specialists committed to safeguarding the UK’s built heritage. This is represented at the show through a dedicated conservation area coordinated by Historic England and English Stone Forum, together with partner organisations including the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) and Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC).

Highlights from the previous show include;

  • Demonstrations of the Strategic Stone Study website. Historic England
  • How to select the correct stone for building repair. English Stone Forum
  • Support and assistance to historic environment practitioners. The Institute of Historic Building Conservation
  • Impartial technical advice and guidance on the care and repair of old buildings; subjects range from controlling dampness in traditional walls that need to breathe, to improving energy efficiency and the use of lime mortars. The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings
  • Numerous training initiatives including SPAB’s unique six-month training scheme for young craftspeople.

For HESPR see hespr.ihbc.org.uk

For our WebStarter see webstarter.ihbc.org.uk

See Conservation Wiki

See our Marsh Awards

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