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Traditional Roofs conference

Speakers at this month's Historic England traditional roofs conference in London.

2 April 2020 | Stone Heritage
Roofs play a significant role in defining the built heritage. That much was clear from Historic England’s major conference on traditional roofing in London on 3 March entitled Traditional...
Heritage Fund

£50million is being diverted from new projects to support existing projects by the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF).

1 April 2020 | Stone Heritage
The National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) is making £50million available in response to the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic on the UK’s heritage, it was announced today (1 April).Details...
Strategic Stone Study

The Strategic Stone Study has been completed and will be relaunched as the Building Stone Database for England.

28 March 2020 | Stone Heritage | 1 Comment
The Strategic Stone Study, which has been described as “the most important project ever undertaken to identify and record the sources and uses of building stones in England” has been...
Stone Federation Heritage Group

The Heritage Group is one of the sector focus groups of Stone Federation Great Britain. It includes British and international quarry operators and other stone and mortar suppliers working in this sector. For more information about the Heritage Group of Stone Federation Great Britain, email [email protected]

8 March 2020 | Stone Heritage
A natural retrofit As specifiers become increasingly aware that a ‘business as usual’ approach to the carbon impacts of architecture and construction is not an option, there is a...
Trevor Proudfoot RIP

Trevor Proudfoot (left) at Cliveden Conservation's workshop in Houghton, Norfolk, when it was visited by the Prince of Wales in 2016. Prince Charles was visiting the workshop to see students from the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community’s Building Craft Apprenticeship who were being trained there.

31 January 2020 | Stone Heritage | 1 Comment
Memorial Service for Trevor James Proudfoot, founder of Cliveden Conservation12.00 midday on Friday 14 February 2020Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford   Lewis Proudfoot hopes all those...
Delving Along the Derwent

Delving Along the Derwent, a book for stone enthusiasts.

15 November 2019 | Stone Heritage
Ian Thomas, a now retired founder and director of the National Stone Centre in Wirksworth, Derbyshire, has led a team of eight in the production of a book called Delving Along the Derwent – a...
Stone Heritage

For more information about the Stone Federation Heritage Group, email Matt Robb on [email protected]

9 November 2019 | Stone Heritage
The Stone Heritage Group is one of the sector focus groups of Stone Federation Great Britain. It includes a wide range of stone companies, from quarry operators to conservation masons and consultants...
Trevor Proudfoot

Trevor Proudfoot (left) at Cliveden Conservation's workshop in Houghton, Norfolk, when it was visited by the Prince of Wales in 2016. Prince Charles was visiting the workshop to see students from the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community’s Building Craft Apprenticeship who were being trained there.

24 September 2019 | Stone Heritage
Trevor Proudfoot, who established Cliveden Conservation at the tennis courts of Cliveden Estate in Berkshire, has died of complications from pancreatic cancer. He was 65.He was a stonemason who...
Heritage

For more information about the Stone Federation Heritage Group, email [email protected].

15 September 2019 | Stone Heritage
The Stone Heritage Group is one of the sector focus groups of Stone Federation Great Britain. It includes a wide range of stone companies, from quarry operators to conservation masons and consultants...
Historic Construction and Conservation - Materials, Systems and Damage (ISBN 978-0-367-14574-3)

Published this month (September), Historic Construction and Conservation - Materials, Systems and Damage (ISBN 978-0-367-14574-3) has 30% off until the end of October only.

11 September 2019 | Stone Heritage
A new book called Historic Construction and Conservation - Materials, Systems and Damage (ISBN 978-0-367-14574-3) explores in its 324 pages with more than 700 illustrations fundamental questions...
SPAB Ireland

Your chance to get hands-on experience of conservation with SPAB Ireland, 23-25 August. Book now.

31 July 2019 | Stone Heritage
To celebrate National Heritage Week in Ireland, the Irish branch of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) is hosting hands-on conservation workshops, talks and demonstrations 23-...
stonemasonry for bricklayers

Historic England is offering a free, week-long course in stonemasonry for bricklayers who want to extend their repertoire.

14 July 2019 | Stone Heritage
The heritage sector believes there is a shortage of stonemasons (among other trades) with traditional skills. So Historic England is trying to get bicklayers interested in stonemasonry by running a...
Lime Forum

Nigel Copsey is pictured talking in the Masons’ Lodge during the symposium. He said he favours hot lime because hydraulic lime can cure to become as hard as proprietary cements and can lead to the same problems of accelerated decay in stone masonry.

15 June 2019 | Stone Heritage
Understanding how people built with stone in the past using traditional lime and earth mortars, renders and plasters is key to conservation. That was the theme of the York symposium presented by the...

Nigel Copsey welcomes the international delegation of those interested in traditional building techniques to a day of demonstrations of lime and earth mortars, plasters and renders at the York Minster Masons' Lodge during the Building Limes Forum symposium from 10 to 12 June.

14 June 2019 | Stone Heritage
The Building Limes Forum held a three-day symposium in York this month (10-12 June) to present a thorough and international perspective on traditional building using lime and earth mortars. Nigel...
Historic England

Left to right are Claire Wallbridge, Alison Henry and Clara Willett. They are looking at Practical Building Conservation: Stone, one of the 10 books in the Practical Building Conservation series from Historic England.

11 May 2019 | Stone Heritage
It is useful sometimes to take time out to think about what you are doing and why you are doing it, as well as to hear the latest thoughts on a subject. That was the benefit of this heritage CPD from...

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