Building Conservation Webinar

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Our Director Professor John Edwards will be presenting a webinar for the CIOB Academy this Thursday the 16th November starting at 12 noon and its FREE. It will focus on the essential ingredients of building conservation in accordance with British and International Standards and guidance. It will also provide details of the CIOB Building Conservation… Read more »

CIOB serious about Building Conservation – now on YouTube

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The 2-day Understanding Building Conservation courses have been running since this time last year and there are two courses taking place in London this month and in Scotland in January and many more planned in 2018. The courses are delivered by Edwards Hart Director Professor John Edwards who has also developed the CIOB Building Conservation… Read more »

Happy Birthday STBA

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The Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (STBA) was launched in November 2011 at Somerset House London and was the brainchild of our Director Professor John Edwards. The organisation that became known as the STBA was created out of the sector skills agreement between English Heritage (now Historic England) and ‘Construction Skills’ (now CITB). Whilst working at… Read more »

Private Sector Rental Regulations – Publication of the Standard

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BS 7913: 2013: Guide to the Conservation of Historic Buildings, is the document referred to by this Standard where older buildings are concerned and it also requires conservation ‘accredited’ or ‘certified’ experts to advise when measures recommended from an EPC might be inappropriate. These regulations come into force in April 2018, and this Standard, which… Read more »

Regeneration – making it sustainable

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Almost everything we do at Edwards Hart touches on the sustainability agenda and on Tuesday the 3rd October 2017, our Director Professor John Edwards will present on how vital it is for regeneration to be sustainable. Leading up to the event Professor Edwards said: ‘Unfortunately so much regeneration isn’t really sustainable and we can look… Read more »

SPAB & RICS 2017 Conservation Summer School – Edwards Hart to Present

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Managing risk in building conservation projects is a most challenging obligation and Edwards Hart are sharing their expertise at the SPAB and RICS 2017 Summer School. Our Director Professor John Edwards will present the optimum approach ranging from setting the risk management strategy to managing risk in stages. Numerous examples will be highlighted in projects… Read more »

Heritage Impact Statements – a new requirement

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From this Friday the 1st September, all applications for Listed Building Consent in Wales will require a Heritage Impact Statement along with Heritage Impact Assessments. The Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016 has brought in these requirements along with many other changes concerning Listed Buildings, Scheduled Monuments and historic parks and landscapes. Edwards Hart are already… Read more »

Damp in Buildings – essential reading

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It is estimated that more than 1.5 million UK homes are adversely effected by damp and according to the British Standards Institution 80% of building failure relates to moisture. This suggests that we all need to understand moisture in buildings in terms of both theory and practice. Read the article by Edwards Hart Director Professor… Read more »

New European Standard for Energy Conservation

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Last month a new European Standard was published to help those undertaking energy efficiency works to historic buildings and according to Professor John Edwards who sits on the BSI committee for the ‘Conservation of tangible cultural heritage’: Although BS EN 12883: 2017 is an excellent document this should be read in conjunction with BS 7913:… Read more »

CIOB Building Conservation Certification Scheme

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This was launched by Rebecca Thompson on the 22nd June 2017 as one of her very first actions as CIOB President. The CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building) scheme was developed by Edwards Hart who also consulted with all major stakeholders which included all main heritage bodies and is working with the CIOB’s Education Department in… Read more »