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IHBC Launches new ‘Guidance Note’ on ToolBox: Alterations to Listed Buildings’

The IHBC’s latest Toolbox Guidance Note, on ‘Alterations to Listed Buildings’ has been issued following UK-wide consultation.

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Parliamentary Inquiry Open: ‘21st Century Places: Values and benefits’ APPG call for evidence closes 29 January

Westminster’s new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on ‘Conservation, Places and People’ (CPP APPG), chaired by Layla Moran MP and with the IHBC as its Secretariat, has launched its first Inquiry into ‘21st Century Places – Values & Benefits‘, a wide-ranging … Continue reading

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IHBC research signpost: Resources on the Buildings of Ireland

A ‘Buildings of Ireland’ programme has created links to Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage publications and statutory guidance, relevant legislation, local contacts, resources and reports etc.

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £290+K costed works: Island authority seeks Design Guide, closing 02/02, valued at £40K.

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services working to the IHBC’s standards – emails its members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s second pick features … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Gang members jailed after £2M lead thefts from churches in Lincolnshire and beyond

A prolific gang stripped the lead from dozens of rural churches across England, including Billingborough and Normanton – causing utter devastation to village communities – reports The Grantham Journal, as part of a two-year crime spree that left churches with … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Plymouth and more set to receive millions from Future High Streets etc. funds

Towns and cities across Devon and Cornwall are celebrating after being awarded millions of pounds to transform their town centres, as Plymouth, along with Paignton, Newton Abbot, Barnstaple and Penzance have received confirmation of the success of their bids from … Continue reading

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IHBC hosts HESPR forum: ‘Exploring new support initiatives with HESPR members’

The IHBC is exploring new initiatives to support its commercial conservation quality-assurance ‘HESPR’ network at their first virtual forum, on 19 January 2021, including an offer of up to 15 minutes free guidance to prospective clients to help raise awareness … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR second pick from £198+K costed works: National heritage partnership seeks ‘walks’, closing 01/02, valued £69K+

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services working to the IHBC’s standards – emails its members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s second pick features … Continue reading

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IHBC research signpost: ARCHIDICT an illustrative multilingual dictionary

ARCHIDICT is an illustrative multilingual dictionary for architects, builders, construction workers, designers, architectural technologists and all those interested in architecture and design.

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IHBC’s first CPD Circular for 2021 now out: Accessible cross-sector learning support, with career, awards and more opportunities too!

The IHBC’s first CPD Circular of 2021 has been issued, ‘providing our members and their networks with up-to-date information on continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities and information’, alongside our signposting to ‘Awards, Placements, Bursaries & Scholarships, and Calls for Papers’.

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IHBC responds to HE’s Advice Note HEAN 7 (2nd edition) on Local Heritage Listing

The IHBC has submitted its response to Historic England’s (HE’s) HEAN 7 (Historic England Advice Note 7 (Second Edition) on Local Heritage Listing: Identifying and Conserving Local Heritage, which will supersede the 2016 edition and reflect the changes made to … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £198+K costed works: Scottish museum seeks PM, closing 20/01, valued £60K

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services working to the IHBC’s standards – emails its members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick this … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Part of Imperial War Museum, Duxford, among the youngest of listed buildings

Part of the Imperial War Museum, the American Air Museum at Duxford, Cambridgeshire – Europe’s largest air museum and Britain’s best-preserved Second World War airfield – has been included in Grade II* listing, even though technically too recent.

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IHBC CPD research signpost: Green Recovery from Covid-19, and alignment with Scottish Government Plans, from the SPDP

Green recovery seeks to achieve the dual aims of lifting an economy out of recession, and society out of a crisis, alongside protecting and improving the environment, according to a briefing from the Scottish Parliament Digital Publications (SPDP) which sets … Continue reading

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IHBC President launches 2021 #IHBCMarshAwards: ‘Your chance to nominate ‘retired IHBC members’ and/or ‘successful learners’ for our awards’, with new closing date – 31 March

The IHBC’s Marsh Awards, developed in partnership with the Marsh Christian Trust, has launched the two 2021 Awards – for civic contributions by retired members, and for successful learning in heritage skills – with prizes that include £500 and a … Continue reading

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Reminder: New APPG Parliamentary Inquiry into ‘21st Century Places: Values and benefits’ call for evidence closes 29 January

Westminster’s new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on ‘Conservation, Places and People’ (CPP APPG), chaired by Layla Moran MP and with the IHBC as its Secretariat, has launched its first Inquiry into ‘21st Century Places – Values & Benefits‘, a wide-ranging … Continue reading

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Reminder: IHBC with AABC and EASA and more endorse RIBA’s 2 new professional services contracts for conservation

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has launched two brand new professional services contracts for the provision of conservation architectural services, with both also endorsed by the IHBC, the Register of Architects Accredited in Building Conservation (AABC) and the … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes new online resource: ‘Shelf-life’, on Carnegie Library buildings in the UK’

The results of a 40-month AHRC funded project led by the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, examining Carnegie Library buildings in the UK, have been published as a resource that can inform conservation practice and standards.

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: Swansea nightclub tower renewal, from Walesonline

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, with notices from across the development sector’s publications, and this week features an … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Judge quashes building permits over ‘seriously misled’ council

A High Court judge has quashed planning permission for 73 dwellings in Ash Green because a planning officer’s reports ‘seriously and materially’ misled Guildford Borough Council’s planning committee, reports The Guildford Dragon.

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IHBC’s New Year Treat No. 1: MATE session dates for 2021 – Free ‘Membership Application Training Events’, 13/01 on; IHBC CPD certified too!

The IHBC has posted new, free and open Membership Application Training Event (MATE) sessions from January, with places at these 3-hour online accreditation guidance sessions offered on a ‘first come’ basis, with CPD certificates offered too.

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IHBC’s New Year’s Treat No. 2: Our first 2 NewsBlogs, from 2007 – but do you have the accompanying email alerts?

The IHBC’s first two NewsBlog posts from 2007 may not be as historically important as our first issue of Context in February 1983, but they do represent the start of another conservation-specific IHBC membership service – green, pandemic compliant, and … Continue reading

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IHBC responds to HE’s Advice Note (HEAN): Listed Building Consent Advice

The IHBC has submitted its response to Historic England Advice Note on Listed Building Consent – which offers both general advice for owners of listed buildings and on how to judge whether proposals need consent etc.

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: HESPR members’ pre-launch notice on reduced rates for stalls at Brighton School’s virtual ‘Heritage MarketPlace’

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, with notices from across the development sector’s publications, featuring last week the offer … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick this week from £600K+ costed works: National body seeks input to new strategy, closing 15/01, valued £25k

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services working to the IHBC’s standards – emails its members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick this … Continue reading

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