Building Pathology: Identifying threats to the integrity and long term future of historic buildings. In particular those posed by structural and material failures often as a result of past modifications and their cumulative effect.
Conservation Interventions: Assessing the potential suitability of different methods and techniques for the physical conservation of historic buildings and structures in a range of different settings. Case studies explore the different approaches to conservation intervention adopted by different heritage bodies and organisations. Identification of best practice in a given context.
Conservation Management Planning: Integrating and using the evidence and working with stakeholders to build a deliverable conservation management plan and to make recommendations for appropriate conservation interventions.
By the end participants will be able to develop and communicate a coherent, sustainable, vision for the future of historic buildings, structures and environments.
On successful completion of this module a student should be able to:
- Show evidence of a broad knowledge of the physical characteristics of historic buildings and structures; the nature and properties of construction methods and materials
- Articulate and critically evaluate theoretical and professional approaches to the physical conservation of historic buildings and structures
- Demonstrate a knowledge of practical building conservation methods & skills and assess their suitability for the repair and alteration of historic buildings and structures
- Make reasoned and justified recommendations, based upon the integration of different lines of evidence and best practice, for appropriate conservation management strategies for a range of historic buildings and structures
|Coursework 1||Group survey incl the examination & analysis of a building defect to a historic property, assess & evaluate the causes & options for remedial work. 15 min Video blog/podcast of conclusions||50%|
|Coursework 2||Produce a written analysis in the form of a short Conservation Plan for the property. (1500 words excluding figures, tables and appendices).||50%|
Assessments may differ in 2020/21 due to adjustments for Covid-19. Please check Gateway for the latest regulations.
- Historic England (2013) Practical Building Conservation: Conservation Basics. London: English Heritage.
- Forsyth, M. (Editor) (2013) Understanding Historic Building Conservation (Historic Building Conservation Volume 1). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
- Forsyth, M. (Editor) (2013) Structures & Construction in Historic Building Conservation (Historic Building Conservation Volume 2). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
- Forsyth, M. (Editor) (2012) Materials & Skills for Historic Building Conservation (Historic Building Conservation Volume 3). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
- Orbasli, A. (2007) Architectural Conservation: Principles and Practice. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell
- Ashurst J. (ed): Conservation of Ruins, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2007,
- Beckmann, P. & Bowles, R. (2004) Structural Aspects of Building Conservation (2nd Edition). Oxford: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann
- BSI: (2013) BS 7913:2013 Guide To the Principles Of The Conservation of Historic Buildings,
- Cadw (2011) Conservation Principles for the Sustainable management of the historic environment in Wales. CADW, Cardiff. (see www.cadw.wales.gov.uk)
- Klemisch, J.: Maintenance of Historic Buildings, Routledge
- Oxley, R.: (2003) Survey & Repair of Traditional Buildings: A Sustainable Approach, Routledge,
- SPAB (2008) Faith in Maintenance: The Good Maintenance Guide, SPAB
- Suhr, M. & Hunt, R., (2019) Old House Eco Handbook: A Practical Guide to Retrofitting for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
- Watt, D.: (2008) Building Pathology, Oxford: Wiley- Blackwell.
- Burkinshaw, R. and Parrett, M.: Diagnosing Damp, RICS Business Services, 2004 Ridout, B.: Timber Decay in Buildings, The Conservation Approach to Treatments, E. & F. N. Span, 2004
- Robson, P.: Structural Appraisal of Traditional Buildings, Routledge, (Second Edition), 2005
Building Materials & Repairs
- Ashurst, J: (2002) Mortars, Plasters & Renders in Conservation (Second Edition), Ecclesiastical Architects & Surveyors Association, 2002
- Brocklebank, I. (ed.): Building Limes in Conservation, Routledge, 2012
- C.I.B.S.E.: Guide for Building Services for Historic Buildings: Sustainable Services for Traditional Buildings, C.I.B.S.E., 2002
- Historic England: Practical Building Conservation Series: Martin, B. and Woods, C. (series eds.): Ashgate, Farnham.
Glass & Glazing (2012)
Mortars, Renders and Plaster (2012)
Earth, Brick & Terracotta (2014)
- Henry A. (ed),: Stone Conservation: Principles & Practice, Routledge 2006
- Slocombe, M. (2012) Traditional Building Materials, Shire Publications
- Tutton, M. & Hirst, E.(eds): Windows: History, Repair and Conservation, Routledge, 2007
- Semple Kerr, J: Conservation Plans. National Trust Of Australia, 2000 (Fifth Edition) (available from ICOMOS-UK)
- The Prince’s Regeneration Trust: How to: Write Conservation Reports, London, 2009 (downloadable from PRT website)
- Clark K (2000) Conservation Plans in Action English Heritage
- Historic Scotland (2000) A Guide to the Preparation of Conservation Plans, Edinburgh.