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The 2018 edition of The Building Conservation Directory brings together the latest expert advice and up-to-date information on craft skills, conservation products and specialist services, as well as course listings, useful contacts and other essential information. Find out what's in it and order a hard copy here. The Directory is also available as a free digital 'flipping book'. You can read it here.

Heritage Retrofit

Read the first edition of Cathedral's new annual publication Heritage Retrofit. It's packed with illustrated features and other specialist coverage of this rapidly expanding area of building conservation.

You can access the free digital edition by clicking here.

Heritage Retrofit 2017


Historic Churches 2018

The 25th edition of Historic Churches is led by an article on sustainability and the future of our ecclesiastical built heritage by the director of the Church of England’s cathedral and church buildings division. Other contributions examine the technical challenges posed by ageing fabric and the conservation techniques used on some of the most magnificent art and architecture. Order your copy here or read online here.

Historic Churches 2017


Church Monuments and their Environment

Conservator Sally Strachey notes the historical significance of the fine art displayed in the UK's places of worship and argues that the maintenance of the surrounding environment is crucial to its conservation.

Community centre and café at All Saints, Hereford (Photo: Alastair Lever/Archbishops’ Council)

A Nanolime Case Study: the City of London Cemetery entrance screen

Finding an effective consolidant that's compatible with masonry in the long term can be challenging. Ben Newman explores the benefits and limitations of using nanolime on limestone and offers the City of London Cemetery entrance screen as an interesting case study.


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REGEN 2018

Cover of Living Buildings by Donald Insall

The fifth annual UK regeneration exhibition and conference will take place at St George's Hall, Liverpool, from Wednesday 7th to Thursday 8th November. To learn more, visit the website here.



Cover of Living Buildings by Donald Insall

The Cathedral team is pleased to offer an updated list of recommended publications in the new Bookshop.



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