BS 7913:2013 Guide to the conservation of historic buildings

BS 7913:2013

Guide to the conservation of historic buildings

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : December 2013



What is this standard about?

It describes best practice in the management and treatment of historic buildings. It applies to historic buildings with and without statutory protection. 

Who is this standard for?

  • Owners, users, occupiers and managers of historic buildings
  • Professional contractors - architects, engineers, surveyors• Building managers• Conservators
  • Planners
  • Local authority building control officers

Why should you use this standard? 

It provides information on the principles of the conservation of historic buildings and sites, useful when setting conservation policy, management strategy and procedures. The standard offers good conservation guidance for how best to deal with historic buildings, based on sound research evidence and the use of competent advisors and contractors.

Use of BS 7913:2013 will also aid decision making – the conservation of historic buildings requires judgement based on an understanding of principles informed by experience and knowledge. 

What’s changed since the last update?

This is the second edition of BS 7913. It has been updated by experts in the industry to align with current best practice and represent the latest ways of thinking about the conservation of historic buildings. 

Standard NumberBS 7913:2013
TitleGuide to the conservation of historic buildings
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date31 December 2013
Confirm Date01 May 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS EN 15898
Informative References(Provided for Information)Town and Country Planning Acts, The Ancient Monuments Protection Act, 1882
ReplacesBS 7913:1998
Draft Superseded By13/30248521 DC
DescriptorsOld, Records (documents), Contracts, Buildings, Architectural design, Building specifications, Renovation, Climatic hazards, Taxation, Design, Building maintenance, Repair, Inspection, Hazard prevention in buildings, Handbooks, Costs, Physical planning, Building conservation, Bibliography, Fire safety in buildings, Maintenance, Legislation, Conservation
ISBN978 0 580 75778 5
File Size924 KB

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