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Most Popular Advice and Guidance Documents

Here are our 10 most downloaded advice and guidance publications.

Historic Environment Good Practice Advice in Planning Note 3

Historic Environment Good Practice Advice in Planning Note 3

Published 22 December 2017

The Setting of Heritage Assets - this document sets out guidance on managing change within the settings of heritage assets, including archaeological remains and historic buildings, sites, areas, and landscapes.

Conservation Principles, Policies and Guidance

Conservation Principles, Policies and Guidance

Published 23 April 2008

The primary aim of the Conservation Principles, Policies and Guidance is to support the quality of decision-making, with the ultimate objective of creating a management regime for all aspects of the historic environment that is clear and transparent in its purpose and sustainable in its application.

Energy Efficiency and Historic Buildings - Application of Part L of the Building Regulations to historic and traditionally constructed buildings

Energy Efficiency and Historic Buildings - Application of Part L of the Building Regulations to historic and traditionally constructed buildings

Published 8 December 2017

This guidance provides technical advice to help prevent conflicts between energy efficiency requirements in Part L of the Building Regulations and the conservation of historic and traditionally constructed buildings.

Energy Efficiency and Historic Buildings: Insulating solid walls

Energy Efficiency and Historic Buildings: Insulating solid walls

Published 29 April 2016

This guidance note provides advice on the principles, risks, materials and methods for insulating solid masonry walls.

Historic Environment Good Practice Advice in Planning Note 2

Historic Environment Good Practice Advice in Planning Note 2

Published 27 March 2015

Managing Significance in Decision-Taking - this document contains useful information on repairing, restoring, making additions and altering heritage assets to help local authorities, planning and other consultants, owners, applicants and other interested parties in implementing national historic environment policy and guidance.

Adapting Traditional Farm Buildings

Adapting Traditional Farm Buildings

Published 20 October 2017

This advice explains how significance can be retained and enhanced through well-informed maintenance and sympathetic development, provided that repairs, design and implementation are carried out to a high standard.

Enabling Development and the Conservation of Significant Places

Enabling Development and the Conservation of Significant Places

Published 30 September 2008

The Enabling Development Guidance concentrates on those areas of practice that are particular to enabling development - and by extension other proposals where financial viability is a key issue.

Energy Efficiency and Historic Buildings: Insulating pitched roofs at rafter level

Energy Efficiency and Historic Buildings: Insulating pitched roofs at rafter level

Published 30 November 2015

This guidance note provides advice on the principles, risks, materials and methods for insulating pitched roofs at rafter level. When insulation is placed at this position the roof is often referred to as a 'warm roof'.

Easy Access to Historic Buildings

Easy Access to Historic Buildings

Published 5 June 2015

These guidelines focus on physical access issues because these often pose the greatest challenges as well as opportunities for historic buildings.

Energy Efficiency and Historic Buildings: Secondary glazing for windows

Energy Efficiency and Historic Buildings: Secondary glazing for windows

Published 29 April 2016

This guidance note provides advice on the principles, risks, materials and methods for upgrading the thermal performance of windows by the addition of secondary glazing.

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