English Heritage has revised and updated its highly regarded series of conservation handbooks, Practical Building Conservation (first published in 1988), for publication in 2012. The first five volumes of the ten-volume series will be launched at the Listed Property Show on 18 and 19 February at London’s Olympia (stand H20).
The Listed Property Show is a free event for property owners, with over 100 of the country’s leading experts to give advice and guidance. Many will be giving practical demonstrations including woodcarving, lead work, plasterwork, window and door manufacturing and offering advice from matters ranging from planning regulations to VAT and insurance. Free tickets can be requested at http://lpoc.co.uk/property-show/tickets.
The new series of Practical Building Conservation has not only been updated to cover the latest techniques and materials, but has been greatly expanded and copiously illustrated. Written by English Heritage experts, these books are an accessible distillation of their many years of experience in the conservation of historic buildings. They look in detail at building materials ranging from the ancient to the modern, and are studded throughout with practical advice on their repair and maintenance. For more information see: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/pbc
They are for sale online from http://www.ashgate.com/pbc.