Useful Publications Advice and Links

The Government has taken significant steps towards the conservation of architectural heritage through the introduction of comprehensive and systematic legislative provisions included in the Planning and Development Act 2000, Part IV.

Advice Series from The Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government
The following downloads contain information on the maintenance and restoration of older/historic buildings:
Architectural Heritage Protection - Guidelines for Planning Authorities

Conservation Advice Series AHG?
Access-Improving-the-Accessibility-of-Historic-Buildings-and-Places-2011.pdf (size 7.5 MB)

Bricks-A-Guide-to-the-Repair-of-Historic-Brickwork.pdf (size 6.4 MB)

Energy-Efficiency-of-Traditional-Buildings.pdf (size 4.7 MB)

Iron-The-Repair-of-Wrought-and-Cast-Ironwork-2009.pdf (size 6.2 MB)

Maintenance-A-Guide-to-the-Care-of-Older-Buildings-2007-.pdf (size 729.9 KB)

The-Conservation-of-Places-of-Worship-2011.pdf (size 1.6 MB)

Roofs-A-guide-to-the-repair-of-historic-roofs.pdf (size 4.9 MB)

Ruins-The-Conservation-Repair-of-Masonry-Ruins.pdf (size 4.6 MB)

Windows-A-Guide-to-the-Repair-of-Historic-Windows-2007-.pdf (size 823 KB)

Paving-The-Conservation-of-Historic-Ground-Surfaces-2015-.pdf (size 2.5 MB)

Thatch-A-Guide-to-the-Repair-of-Thatched-Roofs-2015-.pdf (size 2.6 MB)

 

National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH)
The NIAH a unit of the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government has completed the survey for County Kilkenny and descriptions and appraisals of over 2000 structures can be viewed on the NIAH website. The County Council uses this survey when assessing and revising the RPS. More info: Buildings of Ireland, the website of the NIAH http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/


Useful Links
Traditional Building & Conservation Skills Register of Practitioners, Irish Georgian Society http://www.igs.ie/conservation/register


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