We've been working through the Historic Environment Forum (HEF) to produce a client’s guide to commissioning advice on historic building conservation. This forms part of a broader initiative to emphasise the role that our members play in the field of conservation, as RICS Certifications Development Manager John Klahn, Infrastructure Content Manager Robert Mallett and Associate Director, Professional Groups Alan Cripps explain in their article.
A lot of work involves helping clients get good advice, especially when they are not sure what kind of advice they need. Fortunately, the pathways to good advice are largely already mapped – by our shared ethics and the competencies that RICS Certified Historic Buildings Professionals have demonstrated in the accreditation process.
Elsewhere in this issue, our continuing series on conservation at Hampton Court Palace details how work on the Anne Boleyn Gatehouse has brought historic conservation practice to light, and discusses the sympathetic approach taken by conservators to the restoration of the building. We also provide our regular update on conservation issues, including coverage of the HEF and Historic England’s annual audit of the sector, Heritage Counts, as well as rounding up all the recent guidance produced the latter body.
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