||The seven Buildings At Risk catalogues produced by the UAHS in association with EHS are now out of print. Generously sponsored by the Environment & Heritage Service, these drew attention to the plight of more than a thousand buildings lying empty and neglected; some 25% have subsequently found new owners or uses, while negotiations are ongoing in other cases.|
||The Directory of Traditional
Building Skills is in its third edition and draws together a
wide selection of those working in the fields of historic building
conservation, ranging from architects to quantity surveyors to
specialist sub-contractors. It gives useful background explanations
on the philosophy behind the conservation of historic buildings
and provides a general framework as to how you should approach
a restoration project and the merits of a planned maintenance
system as opposed to the more costly option of wholesale repair
and replacement when an element is beyond saving. A new edition
of the directory is expected in May 2004.
Firms interested in applying for inclusion in the next Directory should apply on the relevant application form, which is available in Acrobat format by clicking here.
|The directories include useful hints on the general principles of restoration as well as the lists of specialists.|
|The Directory of Funds for Historic Buildings brings together for the first time background information on those bodies that can specifically fund the repair and restoration of historic buildings in Northern Ireland. This wide-ranging compilation, through its quick reference guide and easy-to-follow format, helps those interested in sympathetic restoration to navigate the all-important funding minefield. Each funding source examined is grouped according to its nature, be it public, private or charitable, or particular area of interest, and in all cases the nature of funding, geographical focus, and eligibility criteria are explored. A new edition of the directory is expected some time in 2004.|
|One further feature of interest is the BARNI Buys section where details are given of a selection of buildings at risk which are currently on the market and require imaginative new owners. To access this click here.|