- www.buildingconservation.com Some very useful background information, articles and lists of contractors specialising in conservation.
- www.imagesofengland.org.uk Is a house listed?
- www.ihbc.org.uk The Institute of Historic Building Conservation. The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) is the UK’s key professional body for conservation specialists from all skills and disciplines. We aim to help everyone understand more about the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of looking after. For Students, practitioners, trainees and researchers and others exploring conservation using our online resources, look at:
- https://ihbc.org.uk/join/webstarter/index. Take a few minutes to see how the UK’s lead body for built and historic environment conservation can help you learn, earn and have fun!
- buildings, their fabric, setting and interiors, old and new
- places, including gardens and cultural landscapes
- and any areas valued for their cultural heritage.
- www.spab.org.uk The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings have produced a very useful set of in depth,Â technical FAQs on a wide range of historic building conservation topics from how to deal with a warped door and masonry bees to lead paint and lime washing:https://www.spab.org.uk/advice/technical-qas/
- https://www.historicengland.org.uk which includes Guidance on many matters affecting historic structures, as well as publications on matters such as Traditional Windows, Care, Repair & upgrading
- www.heritagehelp.org.uk/ Provides answers to various questions relating to our heritage and its conservation in a concise manner.
- https://www.engineshed.org/ As the recent replacement for www.historic-scotland.gov.uk. A very useful guide to conservation in Scotland, but which also includes The Inform Guides, which can be downloaded provide further very useful guidance with regard to the maintenance and repair of all historic buildings.
- www.yvbsg.org.uk The Yorkshire Vernacular Buildings Study Group.
- www.womersleys.co.uk Specialist supplier of materials suitable for use in traditional construction, including lime products etc.
- www.stoneroof.org.uk The Stone Roofing Association
- www.ryedale-buildings.org.uk Ryedale Vernacular Building Materials Research Group
- www.victorian-society.org.uk Campaigning for Victorian and Edwardian architecture
- www.georgiangroup.org.uk The Georgian Group is the national charity dedicated to preserving Georgian buildings and gardens
- www.retrofitbuildings.com Part of the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance, for good information on the impact of the Green Deal on buildings of solid construction. Click for access to the Retrofit wheel and Knowledge Centre.
- www.huntwriter.com A very useful insight relating to many issues affecting historic buildings.
- The Planning Portal For advice with regard to Planning and Building Regulation requirements.
- For further general advice on Heritage Matters, please see www.heritagehelp.org.uk/ which also provides links to other sites. For the most recent Guidance from Government on the National Planning Policy Framework as it relates to the Historic Environment see: https://planningguidance.planningportal.gov.uk/blog/guidance/conserving-and-enhancing-the-historic-environment/what-is-the-policy-for-the-historic-environment/.
- www.conservationyork.org.uk York Constortium for Conservation and craftmanship.
- www.ffhb.org.uk Funds for Historic Buildings
- www.buildingforafuture.co.uk Green Building Magazine
- www.buildinglimesforum.org.uk A useful resource
- www.bruford.co.uk For Buildings Insurance of Listed Buildings
- www.environment-agency.gov.uk The UK environment agency.
- www.periodproperty.co.uk A website about period property, including a Discussion Forum
- www.nationaltrust.org.uk The National Trust
- www.rics.org RICS Building Conservation Forum
- www.lpoc.co.uk The Listed Property Owners Club
- www.markmccorrie.co.uk Historic plasterwork, lime plastering etc
- www.phillipbastow-cabinetmaker.co.uk Cabinet maker, specialist joinery based in Reeth
- www.richfabrications.co.uk for metalwork, railings, gates etc
- Yell.com the UK's local business search engine
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Magazines and Resources
- Andrew's Golf is an online resource for golfers, featuring instructional videos and an online shop selling golf books, golf accessories and gifts for golfers.
- Walking With the Taxi Drover contains a directory of guided walks in the UK and beyond, including videos and instructions.
- Cyclorama is an extensive, multi-language cycling resource with information on unusual bikes, hard-to-find and specialist cycling equipment, and is also home to Bike Culture magazine.
www.cdc-architecture.com Tom Collins, Architect,(North East Lincolnshire) for general architectural work (planning apps, surveying, drawing of buildings as existing, building regs, technical/construction design, structural engineering, etc)
- York Office Space. https://www.primefind.net/york_rate.asc_1_10_0_10/ -
- York estate agents Smiles Property promote a range of properties for sale and to let in York, as well as selected York holiday apartments.
- L & G Adams are curtain makers in York, operating a family business from their own workshop in the City Centre.
- Welcome Training is a Welcome Host customer service training programme, providing a variety of training courses for businesses of any size.
- Buy beds in York from independent bed, mattress and bedding outlet The Bedstead Company.
- The Yorkshire Hut Company make beautiful bespoke traditional Shepherd's Huts, which can be used as garden offices and hideaways.
- Go on a glamping holiday in the Yorkshire Wolds at the Jollydays Luxury Campsite.
- Train as a driving instructor in Leeds, Wakefield and West Yorkshire, with Wakefield-based AAA Instructor Training.
- Goole Car Hire offer a selection of cars for hire in Goole and its surrounding districts of Howden, Gilberdyke, Selby, Thorne and South Cave.
- John Mackie is a massage therapist in Leeds, drawing from a range of Eastern and Western massage techniques.
Jewellery and Gifts
- buttonjewellery.co.uk sells an extensive collection of handmade jewellery - necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings and brooches created from buttons old and new.
- The Unexpected Boutique is an online jewellery shop selling unusual jewellery, created from unexpected items such as buttons, jigsaw pieces and safety pins.
- Rokabone is an online dog boutique selling leather dog collars and a variety of other designer dog accessories.
- Children's craft suppliers Buttonbag have launched a Learn to Knit Kit, which is suitable for children and also adult beginner knitters.
Weddings and Functions
- Yorkshire-based Rose Wines are wine wholesalers, with an extensive list of interesting and unusual wines from around the world.
- York wedding photographer David Bellis specialises in documentary and portrait photography for weddings.
- A Moveable Feast provide outside catering services in York, and specialise in vegetarian and vegan menus.
- York photographer David Bellis specialises in photographing people, and takes great pleasure in capturing genuine, spontaneous moments that portray the essence of a person, wedding or other event.
- Greg McGee is a photographer in York providing creative, relaxed and stylish Wedding Photography and family portraits.
- Circus outreach company Circurama operate circus skills workshops in Sunderland, Newcastle and the North East of England.
- The Royal Fireworks Press is a gifted education publisher, with a large catalogue of books and learning resources for gifted and talented children and young people.
- Get Cycling is a cycling promotion organisation, which runs a variety of cycling roadshows, cycling for schools events and cycle to work schemes all over the UK.
- EPC Direct provides Domestic EPC Assessments in Wakefield and Leeds - check the energy efficiency of domestic properties.
- Chris Williams is a painter and decorator based in Malton and Pickering, who uses environmentally friendly products which are better for you, and better for the environment.
- Organic clothing company Twigs4Kids carry a broad range of leading organic children's clothing brands such as Frugi and Little Shrimp.
- Lodge Environmental Solutions provide a range of extreme cleaning services including squat cleaning, gross filth cleaning and graffiti removal.
IT and Web Services
- Cloudfree IT provide a range of IT services in Keighley and the surrounding area, including laptop and PC repairs for home users.
Home and Garden
- Lawns for Lifestyles are specialists in artificial grass lawns for gardens, roof terraces, schools and nurseries.
- fiddleplayer.co.uk hosts a directory of traditional fiddle and violin players in London and the rest of the UK, who are available to hire for weddings, functions and other events.
- Caberfeidh Cottage is a traditional crofter's style holiday cottage in the Outer Hebrides, situated on the Isle of Lewis.
- Claudius Training is a drug training company based in North Yorkshire and provides effective and innovative drug training to substance use workers, health and social care professionals nationwide.