Conference Reports

SPAB conferences aim to explore the latest thinking on a range of subjects. These reports are helpful resources for anyone unable to attend on the day. They contain summaries of the speakers and the final discussion as well as a glossary of terms and usually a guide for further reading.

New Design for Old Buildings

The SPAB approach to contemporary architecture in historic contexts.

Conservation Mortars for the 21st Century

A conference report exploring past and present thinking about the use of mortars in conservation work and to consider future possibilities.

The Old House Show: the art and craft of building care

An accessible, informative and enjoyable introduction to key aspects of understanding, caring for or working with old buildings, and to the SPAB’s...

The Use of Horsham Stone Slate in Historic Buildings

A report examining the challenges, reviewing the existing guidance and exploring current principles relating to Horsham stone slate.