Most architects are likely to work with historic buildings at some point in their career. An Introduction to Architectural Conservation introduces non-specialist architects to the principles behind legislation concerning historic buildings, helping them understand the aims and objectives of conservation offices, Statutory Amenity Societies and other guardians of our heritage. With these skills, readers can advise clients accurately, make successful listed building applications, and ensure their interventions are sensitive, appropriate and effective.A practical guide to good working practice, the book takes readers through the process of preparing a listed building application, a suitable tender package and administering the contract. It also outlines the parallel systems of listed building consent run by some of our major church denominations.

Containing an array of attractive and informative hand-drawn illustrations, the book will prove invaluable for architects who occasionally work on listed buildings and who may not yet be accredited. It is also an ideal source of reference for architects with existing specialist knowledge of the field.