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Heritage in Flames

The shocking images of the Notre Dame engulfed in flames on Monday is a reminder of how vulnerable even the most ‘solid’ of buildings is to fire. Initial reports released yesterday on the cause of the blaze indicate the line of investigation is expecting an electrical fault may be to blame (click here). It may… Continue reading Heritage in Flames

Heritage Assets

When is a non-listed property still protected?

If your property is not listed with Historic England on the national list, or its character protected if in a Conservation Area it may still be a 'material consideration' of the planning process if it is locally listed. Each council holds its own list, and it wasn't until 2016 comprehensive guidance on the criteria councils… Continue reading When is a non-listed property still protected?

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Heritage Revival celebrates collaborative working at Henley Design Day 2019

Heritage Revival will be attending Henley Design Day for the second year running on the 23rd March. The RIBA organises this event to bring together local architects, and some relate services, in the Town Hall to be available for the general public to drop in and discuss their ideas or schemes. Click here for commentary… Continue reading Heritage Revival celebrates collaborative working at Henley Design Day 2019

Well-being

Heritage and Health: Well-lit for Well-being?

This is the third post in the current sequence of three where we review key aspects of how our heritage buildings influence our health and well-being: this week we focus on daylight. How important is daylight? As Earth inhabitants our whole being has evolved according to the circadian rhythm: it is only since 1879 when… Continue reading Heritage and Health: Well-lit for Well-being?

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Heritage and Health: is your building ventilated for wellbeing?

This is the second post in a sequence of three where we review key aspects of how our heritage buildings influence our health and wellbeing: this time the focus is on ventilation. If you missed the previous blog on (the related) dampness and mould click here. Last time we highlighted how heritage buildings need careful… Continue reading Heritage and Health: is your building ventilated for wellbeing?