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?
Today I was one of a fortunate few who visited the John Lewis Heritage Centre at Cookham, near Maidenhead organised by modern.space. Harking back to John Lewis' origins as a haberdashery and printer of materials, the building is home to an archive of both acquired textile patterns and those commissioned by John Lewis, from 1800… Continue reading A Visit to the Textile Design Archive at the John Lewis Partnership Heritage Centre
The Listed Property Owners Club has been running a campaign during 2018 to reduce VAT on repairs and approved alterations to listed buildings down from 20% to 5%. Over 11,000 signatures were received which has meant the government has had to make a formal response - 100,000 signatures are required to oblige the government to debate… Continue reading Campaign Results for Reduced VAT on Listed Buildings
If you are looking to do work on your heritage building, whether listed or within a Conservation Area, you are likely to need a Heritage Statement as part of the suite of documents to be submitted to the Local Authority. Heritage buildings often have a complex history and construction which contribute to their specific 'significance'.… Continue reading When to Commission a Heritage Statement