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Latest Advice and Guidance

This page highlights our most recent advice and guidance on a wide range of heritage-related topics. All of our advice is free to download from the Publications section of our website.

This page includes the following lists:

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New advice and guidance

List of our new advice and guidance documents published in the last six months.

BIM for Heritage

BIM for Heritage

Published 20 July 2017

This publication raises awareness of the potential advantages of a BIM approach to help users successfully implement BIM in heritage projects.

Conserving War Memorials

Conserving War Memorials

Published 14 June 2017

This technical note describes good practice for diagnosing and understanding the structural problems found in war memorials, with a focus on freestanding masonry and memorials built of concrete.

Conserving War Memorials

Conserving War Memorials

Published 14 June 2017

This technical advice note describes good practice for cleaning war memorials, outlining a step-by-step approach to aid decisions on whether cleaning is necessary and the range of techniques available.

Delivering Public Engagement, Skills and Training

Delivering Public Engagement, Skills and Training

Published 1 April 2017

This case study illustrates how to deliver public engagement, skills and training activities in conservation works in progress.

Land Contamination and Archaeology

Land Contamination and Archaeology

Published 1 February 2017

This guidance raises awareness of the need to consider archaeology during land contamination assessment and management.

Organic Residue Analysis and Archaeology

Organic Residue Analysis and Archaeology

Published 23 January 2017

This document provides guidance for good practice in the recovery, analysis and publication of organic residues from archaeological sites.

Repointing Brick and Stone Walls

Repointing Brick and Stone Walls

Published 23 January 2017

This guidance provides a brief technical guide to the key issues and stages that need to be considered when repointing brick or stone walls of older buildings.

Revised and updated advice and guidance

List of the advice and guidance documents we've revised and updated in the last six months.

Metal Theft from Historic Buildings

Metal Theft from Historic Buildings

Published 12 July 2017

The note deals mainly with theft of lead roofs from historic churches but the information applies to other types of building and traditional metal.

Guidance for Grants Projects

Guidance for Grants Projects

Published 19 June 2017

This guide will help you apply for grant funding from Historic England through the Heritage Protection Commissions Programme.

Guidance for Tendered Projects

Guidance for Tendered Projects

Published 19 June 2017

This guide will help you through the process of tendering for work from Historic England through the Heritage Protection Commissions Programme.

Heritage Works

Heritage Works

Published 28 April 2017

'Heritage Works' combines the expertise of the property and conservation sectors and is a practical step-by-step guide for developers, owners, practitioners or community groups for creating successful heritage-led regeneration projects.

Understanding Place: Historic Area Assessments

Understanding Place: Historic Area Assessments

Published 7 April 2017

This guidance explains how to undertake Historic Area Assessments (HAAs) in order to understand and explain the heritage interest of an area.

Traditional Windows: their care, repair and upgrading

Traditional Windows: their care, repair and upgrading

Published 8 February 2017

Guidance and best practice on the understanding, conservation and thermal upgrading of traditional windows.

Guidance for Sentencers

Guidance for Sentencers

Published 1 February 2017

This guidance is designed to assist Judges, Magistrates and their legal advisers in determining the appropriate sentence for a heritage crime.

Coming soon

In the next few months we will be producing the following new advice and guidance:

  • 3D Laser Scanning for Heritage  (third edition)
  • The Sustainable Use of Energy in Traditional Dwellings
  • Photogrammetric Applications for Cultural Heritage

We will also be revising and updating our listing selection guides and our Streets for All guidance.

Email guidance@HistoricEngland.org.uk if you would like to find out more about any of the advice and guidance projects we are working on at the moment.

New titles and backlist

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Advice and Guidance

Advice and Guidance

Published 28 April 2017

Catalogue of the extensive range of expert advice and guidance to help you care for and protect historic places.

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