Useful conservation websites
The Architectural Heritage Fund is a registered charity founded in 1976 to promote the conservation of historic buildings in the UK.
Dartford is the home of the Brooking Collection, one of the very few places in the country where people can come to research their restoration of a period building.
The Civic Trust was founded in 1957 to encourage high standards of planning and architecture. We are concerned with the quality of our built environment and its impact on people.
CABE, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, is the government’s advisor on architecture, urban design and public space.
The CBA is an educational charity working throughout the UK to involve people in archaeology and to promote the appreciation and care of the historic environment for the benefit of present and future generations.
English Heritage exists to protect and promote England's spectacular historic environment and ensure that its past is researched and understood.
English Historic Towns Forum (EHTF) was founded in 1987 "to establish and encourage contact between local authorities having responsibility for the management for historic towns and cities, and between these authorities and other public, private and voluntary sector agencies:
The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings was founded by William Morris in 1877 to counteract the highly destructive 'restoration' of medieval buildings being practised by many Victorian architects. Today it is the largest, oldest and most technically expert national pressure group fighting to save old buildings from decay, demolition and damage.
The Twentieth Century Society exists to safeguard the heritage of architecture and design in Britain from 1914 onwards.
The Victorian Society is the national society responsible for the study and protection of Victorian and Edwardian architecture and other arts. It was founded in 1958 to fight the then widespread ignorance of nineteenth and early twentieth century architecture.
The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) is the professional institute which represents conservation professionals in the public and private sectors in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Secured by Design - This is a police initiative to encourage developers to adopt crime reduction measures. Designing out crime, reducing the fear of crime and creating a safer environment leads to a sustainable community. Greater emphasis needs to be placed on the quality of design to provide a secure environment for the occupier and service users.