Visit: Conservation Area

Help safeguard the UK’s built heritage

The Natural Stone Show’s Conservation Area provides free advice, enlightening case studies and a forum for the exchange of information experience and opinions, helping you select the correct stone for building repair. Stone is an important part of the £3.6 billion conservation sector and has a thriving community of specialists committed to safeguarding the UK’s built heritage. This is represented at the show through a dedicated conservation area co-ordinated by Historic England and English Stone Forum, together with partner organisations including Historic Scotland, Building Limes Forum, the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) and Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC).

Highlights from the previous show include;

Demonstrations of the Strategic Stone Study website
Historic England  

How to select the correct stone for building repair
English Stone Forum

Free Historic Scotland hard copy publications, plus electronic presentations of their work
Historic Scotland

Support and assistance to historic environment practitioners
The Institute of Historic Building Conservation

Impartial technical advice and guidance on the care and repair of old buildings; subjects range from controlling dampness in traditional walls that need to breathe, to improving energy efficiency and the use of lime mortars.
The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings

Numerous training initiatives including SPAB’s unique six-month training scheme for young craftspeople

Expand your knowledge at our Conservation Conference

Historic England and the English Stone Forum will oversee day three of the Natural Stone & Building Conservation Conference.

The free to attend Conservation Day takes place on Thursday 2 May 2019 with seminars addressing the selection and sourcing of stone for conservation projects. Speakers will discuss findings from a range of research projects focusing on specialist stone-related issues and the efforts being made to safeguard the UK’s built heritage. Visit our conference pages for further details.