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 coordinated by Historic England and English Stone Forum, together with partner organisations including the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) and Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC).
Highlights this year will include:
- Demonstrations of the Strategic Stone Study website from Historic England
- Useful guidance from the English Stone Forum on how to select the correct stone for building repair
- Support and assistance to historic environment practitioners from IHBC as well as free copies of their journal 'Context'
- Information about the work of Historic England’s Technical Building Conservation & Geospatial Survey (BCGS) and Technical Conservation Department
- Impartial technical advice from SPAB on subjects ranging from controlling dampness in solid walls that need to 'breathe', to improving energy efficiency and the use of lime mortars
- Numerous training initiatives including SPAB’s unique six-month training scheme for young craftspeople
And don’t miss the Conservation day of the Natural Stone & Building Conservation room taking place in South Gallery Room 6 throughout Thursday 1 May.