Conservation Architecture

This page will help you get more out of your Library resources for your assignments, projects and dissertations in Historic Building Conservation

This section lists resources for specific purposes.

Includes resources you may use in design practice.

• Barbour 

Barbour is a health and safety information service providing information sourced from over 900 providers. Information within it includes legislation, technical guides and best practice along with director level briefings and employee training guides. The legislation diary identifies all known upcoming changes in legislation relating to different health and safety topics.

Barbour site information: Barbour search hints and tips and library guide

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The Building Costs Information Service provides independent cost information to the construction industry.

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A key source of up-to-date technical information for the architecture and construction industries. Information includes building regulations, advice notes, British Standards, government reports as well as journal articles, e.g. from the Architects' Journal and books such as the Metric Handbook. You can also link out to the AJ website and read digital editions of the Architects' Journal. Watch the video to find out how.

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• Digimap fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

Digimap is a collection of EDINA services that deliver maps and map data of Great Britain. We have access to Digimap, Historic Digimap, Geology Digimap, Aerial Digimap and Marine Digimap. A video guide is also available for this resource: https://www.youtube.com/user/EDINADigimap

Digimap is a collection of EDINA services that deliver maps and map data of Great Britain. We have access to Digimap, Historic Digimap and Geology Digimap. A video guide is also available for this resource: https://www.youtube.com/user/EDINADigimap


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The NHBC Standards give the technical requirements, performance standards and guidance for the design and construction of new homes acceptable to NHBC (National House Building Council).


Access building product information online. This database provides access to resources such as catalogues and technical summaries.


• Specify-it-Building fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

Product and supplier information for building and civil engineering. Can also be searched via the Construction Information Service.

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 Greta Friggens

Faculty Librarian

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 Lizzie Wildgoose

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