Category Archives: IHBC Area of competence – All

IHBC Yorkshire Branch – tour of Halifax Piece Hall

3 March 2018

Thank you to our IHBC West Yorkshire Rep Stephanie Jenkins for organising this visit. If any members would like to get involved in organising or promoting a visit in your area then please get in touch.

The Piece Hall is one of Britain’s most extraordinary buildings. Built in 1779 to trade ‘pieces’ of cloth, it is now the UK’s sole surviving cloth hall and offers a unique window back into our past.

Its near 250-year history has seen the building tale on many transformations – in Georgian times as a place for trading locally made ‘Kersey’ and other cloth, later as a gathering point for Victorian spectacles and political rallies. It then became a wholesale marker, before being transformed into a visitor attraction and, most recently, undergoing an extensive conservation programme.

During your visit, we will take you on a journey spanning almost quarter of a millennium. You will meet characters from the past and hear fascinating stories about this truly incredible building.”

To find out more about the event and booking, click the Eventbrite link:

Booking password: IHBC2018

PLEASE NOTE: as an advance payment needs to be made by IHBC for this tour, ticket sales close on Thursday 22 February 2018. The Piece Hall does not offer a refund unless the whole tour is cancelled so please ensure that you arrive by the allotted start time so as not to be disappointed.


24 – 25 Feb 2018


The IHBC will be joining in the Listed Property Owners Club’s (LPOC) Listed Property Show at London’s Olympia on 24-25 Feb, with IHBC members offered free entry, free CPD – including Bob Kindred’s dedicated IHBC CPD on ‘The Resources Behind Listed Building Prosecutions, and IHBC President David McDonald on heritage policy terms and heritage statements – with networking drinks, exhibition stands and more.

NB: Booking is essential to secure IHBC places and offers, so book first and fast; places limited and details below.

Further details…

IHBC South West Branch- An afternoon with Dr Charles Mynors

16 March 2018

Dr Mynors has written extensively on the law in relation to the historic environment.

This afternoon will look at the issue of the extent of listing, with regard to section 1(5) of the Act: covering:

  • How to determine curtilage
  • What is the curtilage of a building
  • The Wednesbury tests of reasonableness

There will also be an opportunity for questions from the floor. These are to be submitted in advance to

More information and bookings here>>

All Wrapped Up? IHBC South East Branch Day School and AGM

9 March 2018

This years Day School will be held at the historic Shepherd Neame Brewery in Faversham, Kent. The day will comprise a series of talk all on the theme of the issues related to energy efficiency and retrofitting thermal upgrades to historic buildings. After a buffet lunch there will be the annual South Branch AGM and this will be followed by an optional tour of the brewery. There is an additional charge of £9.60 for the tour and this can be paid direct to the brewery on the day and no pre-booking is necessary. The brewery is one of the oldest in the country.

To find out more about bookings and programme, click here>>

IHBC Annual School – Belfast 2018: Our shared Heritage – communication | negotiaton | transformation

AS2018 flyerFull School: Thursday 21 – Saturday 23 June
Day School: Friday 22 June

Make Belfast the centre of your European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018

  • Heritage challenges and insights
  • Networking: Leading practitioners, policymakers, businesses & advisers
  • New national and international practices and partnerships
  • Innovative strategies in the city, region and beyond
  • On-site case studies, themes and solutions: *Communicating values *Contested heritage *Shared spaces
  • Up to c.20 hours Continuing Professional Development
  • Exhibition stalls and stands & IHBC ‘Spotlights’


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