THE SPAB MAGAZINE - SUMMER 2016

The SPAB has produced a magazine since 1980. It is issued four times a year to the SPAB's 9000 plus members, journalists and others in the building conservation sector. The magazine is highly regarded within the field of building conservation. It is also a popular choice for the advertisement of conservation services and materials, publications, events and jobs.

The magazine regularly features news about old buildings, details of the Society's casework, technical questions and answers, book reviews and the opinions of well known figures on old building issues. Features range from domestic building repair projects undertaken by  homeowners, to international stories about conservation issues, and articles about techniques of conservative repair.



In this edition of the SPAB Magazine

NEWS, VIEWS and EVENTS
Scottish thatch, Mills Section, Betjeman shortlist, Philip Webb Award - plus your tweets 5-14

SCHOLARS and FELLOWS
We catch up with this year's batch 17-19

LETTERS
Your views on our news 20-21

CASEWORK
Recent cases reviewed by the SPAB 27-33

FLOORS CAMPAIGN COVER STORY
Launching the SPAB's 2016 #lookdown 35-41

AND DID THOSE FEET...
Matthew Slocombe's brief history of floors 44-51

PROFILE
What's next for Lord Grossman? 53-57

ON SITE
The gate at Herstmonceux Castle 58-60

BATTLELINES
Weir in Wales 64-67

TECHNICAL NOTES
More technical information and advice 68-69

Mosaic image of Venus at Bignor Roman villa; Photo: Lisa Tupper BOOKS
The latest volumes reviewed 71-75

NATIONAL TREASURES
The Winter Smoking Room, Cardiff Castle 80-81

Cover Summer 2016: The floor of St David's Cathedral in Wales; Photo: Kate Griffin

SPAB Fellows by a thatched cob wall with one of the team from Master Thatcher; Photo: SPAB

Floor at St David's Cathedral in Wales; Photo: Kate Griffin

Loyd Grossman; Photo: Will Pascall Hudson's Heritage Images

The Winter Smoking Room in Cardiff Castle; Photo:Cardiff Castle




















 

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