Heritage Retrofit

1st Edition, February 2017


Cover of Heritage Retrofit

Heritage Retrofit is a new annual supplement to The Building Conservation Directory. The first edition was published in February 2017 in print and as a free digital edition.


One in four buildings in the UK is traditionally constructed, often with solid walls and lime mortars, and many are listed or in conservation areas. These buildings are easily damaged by the wrong materials or techniques. Adding insulation, for example, can be counter-productive, not only trapping moisture and causing damp and decay, but also reducing u-values. Heritage Retrofit is dedicated to providing specialist coverage of these and other related issues of concern to owners and professionals who care about their historic buildings, and the environment.

In addition to useful contacts for relevant products and services, and details of courses and training opportunities, each edition will be packed with illustrated features written by leading heritage and sustainability specialists.

Articles in the 2017 edition

  • Heritage and Sustainability – Dennis Rodwell
  • Retrofit in Heritage Buildings: Understanding the risks – Iain McCaig
  • The Easy Wins: A strategic approach to improving energy efficiency in traditional homes – Rachel Coxcoon
  • Sustainability Standards and Regulations – John Edwards
  • EPCs at Clovelly – Jonathan Taylor
  • Radical Retrofit at Trinity College, Cambridge
    Jonathan Taylor
  • Internally Insulated Solid Walls: The SPAB building performance survey – Caroline Rye and Cameron Scott
  • Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation in Traditional Building Retrofit – Nicholas Heath
  • Home and Dry: Developing a non-hydraulic setting air lime for the insulation and repair of traditional buildings – Harry Cursham
  • Insulation in Timber-framed Buildings – Robert Demaus
  • Yakisugi Charred Timber: An ancient technique in new hands – Diana Rowsell
  • Heating National Trust Properties – Emma Griffiths

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