Seminar on Building Conservation – the essentials

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Professor John Edwards will present the essentials of building conservation at the Construction Wales Innovation Centre, St David’s Day talk on the 1st March in Swansea. In this afternoon session, available free of charge, Professor Edwards will cover a range of issues including the new Wales Heritage Act and what it means to those applying… Read more »

Expansion in London

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Whilst most of our London work will be individual building, masonry and damp surveys we now have two substantial projects which have just commenced. These are the refurbishment of The Hall School Belsize Park, where our input is very much on technical issues especially concerning damp and developing a Conservation Management Plan at Somerset House…. Read more »

Cadw reminder: Heritage Impact Statements now needed

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Cadw has published its reminder that owners must now submit a heritage impact statement with any listed building or conservation area consent application. Cadw writes: “If you are the owner of a historic building, don’t forget that you must now submit a heritage impact statement with any listed building or conservation area consent application. This… Read more »

Edwards Hart at ECO BUILD

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Join us at Eco Build 2018 where our Director Professor John Edwards will chair the only heritage session on retrofitting historic and traditional buildings. Other UK and European panel members include Roger Curtis of Historic Environment Scotland, Andrea Rossi of Mario Cucinella Architects, Martin Fahey of Mitsubishi Electric and Filippo Perissinotto of Valorizzazioni Culturali. If… Read more »

CIOB Heritage Conference – Bookings now open

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Edwards Hart Director Professor John Edwards will provide a keynote speech when he introduces the meaning of Building Conservation at the CIOB’s prestigious annual heritage conference at Somerset House, London. Taking place on the 12th April its titled ‘Successful Management of Conservation Works’ and has been organised in conjunction with the National Trust, English Heritage… Read more »

Conservation in Ireland

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The CIOB 2-day Understanding Building Conservation course will take place in Ireland for the first-time next month in Dublin on the 20th and 21st February. It is set against international criteria and focuses on the ICOMOS (International Council for Monuments and Sites) Education and Training Guidelines as the essential ingredients for understanding building conservation, but… Read more »

Edwards Hart Raising Standards in Retrofit

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The failings in the retrofit market led to the ‘Every Home Counts’ report led by the CEO of BRE. The output from the report was the setting up of groups to tackle various aspects ranging from consumer protection to specification and implementation. This includes the review of the publicly available specifications knows as PAS 2030… Read more »

Building Conservation Knowledge Gap

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A poll conducted last week at the CIOB Academy building conservation webinar revealed that 39% said that they undertook significance analysis and only 10% said that they undertook heritage impact assessments. The one-hour long webinar which is now available to watch introduced building conservation and its main components and the new CIOB Building Conservation Certification… Read more »

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 »