Built Environment: Collections

Architectural Conservation and Historic Preservation

If you are a newly qualified professional or conservation architect working on or looking after historic buildings, you'll find a range of useful books on this page which provide the latest research and practical advice. This includes the Practical Building Conservation series by Historic England, which features ten-volumes looking at the conservation of buildings, materials and systems, as well as titles published by RIBA Publishing**.

Use the sections on the left to find out about our latest titles. If you'd like to explore our full range of books for professionals, students and researchers on this topic click here.

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Featured Books

  • Conservation

    RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide

    By Hugh Feilden

    Conservation is part of a brand new series providing must-read practical guidance to running efficient and successful projects using the new RIBA Plan of Work 2013. Each guide takes a particular angle – in this case the author guides you through working on a conservation project - and explains the…

    Paperback – 2017-03-01
    RIBA Publishing

  • Architectural Conservation in Asia

    National Experiences and Practice

    By John H. Stubbs, Robert G. Thomson

    At a time when organized heritage protection in Asia is developing at a rapid pace, Architectural Conservation in Asia provides the first comprehensive overview of architectural conservation practice from Afghanistan to the Philippines. The country-by-country analysis adopted by the book draws out…

    Hardback – 2016-10-06
    Routledge

  • Conservation of Architectural Ironwork

    By David S. Mitchell

    The peak of architectural ironwork in the 19th Century saw the spread of ornate decorative ironwork across the world. In recent years there has been a significant increase in conservation and restoration projects aiming to protect the artistry of traditional ironwork for future generations.…

    Hardback – 2016-09-26
    Routledge

  • Renovations

    An Inspirational Design Primer

    By Richard Wilcock

    The UK’s housing stock has proved to be remarkably durable, as houses from the 18th and 19th centuries are still adaptable to the requirements of modern living. However, the need to respect the environment and to reduce energy costs presents a new set of challenges for the owners of period…

    Paperback – 2016-06-16
    RIBA Publishing

  • Sustainable Building Conservation

    Theory and Practice of Responsive Design in the Heritage Environment

    By Oriel Prizeman

    This book incorporates UK and international case studies and essays to identify the overlaps in the interests of energy and building conservation. The relevance and adjustments of qualitative and quantitative frames of reference are introduced, alongside the various expertise of the contributors:…

    Paperback – 2015-12-07
    RIBA Publishing

  • Practical Building Conservation: Earth, Brick and Terracotta

    By Historic England

    Earth, Brick and Terracotta deals with fired and unfired clay products. It considers their technological evolution, the processes causing deterioration and how these should be assessed and the methods used for their repair and maintenance.…

    Hardback – 2015-11-28
    Routledge
    Practical Building Conservation

  • Specifications for Building Conservation

    Volume 1: External Structure

    Edited by Rory Cullen, Rick Meier

    In Specifications for Building Conservation, the National Trust draws on a range of case studies and specifications to provide a much needed guide to specification writing for building conservation. Although traditional building accounts for approximately a quarter of all buildings in the UK, the…

    Hardback – 2015-08-28
    Routledge

  • Practical Building Conservation: Conservation Basics

    By Historic England

    Conservation Basics examines the evolving theories and principles that underpin building conservation in England in the 21st century, and looks at their application in practice. The process of conservation planning for the maintenance and repair of historic buildings and places is described in…

    Hardback – 2013-04-24
    Routledge
    Practical Building Conservation