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The Institute of Historic Building Conservation

The mark of the conservation Professional

The CONTEXT on-line Archive

Latest issue no.148 added 29th March 2017

The CONTEXT on-line Archive

Context is the official magazine of the Institution. It is produced bi-monthly from March to December and is distributed to all members of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation. It provides news and views on all aspects of building conservation with regular articles by the foremost protagonists in the field.

Full copies may be viewed on-line six months after their publication, while the on-line archive also provides a searchable database and reference for key articles.

Paper copies may be purchased as detailed here.

You should be aware that building and planning regulations change frequently and are subject to constant minor amendment. The safest thing is always to seek professional help: where appropriate ensure that advice is coming from a full professional member of the IHBC, or source your service using the IHBC's listing of businesses that support our aims, 'HESPR' , at

This new resource is now available to view online and issues will appear six months after publication. Each issue can be searched individually using key words,etc. Icons (bottom left) allow you to view in thumbnails, full screen, to zoom in or out, add sound effects and share. Or double click on the page to zoom and then use the + and - scroll bar (bottom centre) to control. Turn pages by hovering over the bottom corners of the page and then click, or use the icons (bottom left) to view as a slideshow or go to the next page.