Heritage Retrofit

Heritage Retrofit
is a new annual supplement to The Building Conservation Directory, with the first edition available this autumn.

In addition to useful contacts for relevant products and services, and details of courses and training opportunities, each edition will be packed with illustrated features written by leading heritage and sustainability specialists covering key issues like:

  • contemporary design, traditional technology and conservation

  • climate change, environmental and economic imperatives for retrofits

  • current legislation, regulations and standards 

  • surveys and assessment methodology

  • renewables and low-carbon building services – heat, light and water management, solar thermal and PV, heat exchangers and CHP

  • insulation and ventilation issues, and

  • retrofit case studies ranging from cottages to warehouse conversions.



Cover of Heritage Retrofit


One in four buildings in the UK is traditionally constructed, often with solid walls and lime mortars, and many are listed or in conservation areas. These buildings are easily damaged by the wrong materials or techniques. Adding insulation, for example, can be counter-productive, not only trapping moisture and causing damp and decay, but also reducing u-values. Heritage Retrofit is dedicated to providing specialist coverage of these and other related issues of concern to owners and professionals who care about their historic buildings, and the environment.


Each autumn copies of Heritage Retrofit will be sent free of charge to 6,000 specialists in the UK


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Advertising in Heritage Retrofit offers you a most direct and cost effective way of reaching the people who are responsible for specifications and appointing professionals and contractors in this specialised and rapidly expanding area of building conservation.


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