UK-wide organisation training people in practical land management and conservation skills. Employment opportunities and current projects outlined. Find volunteering opportunities around Southminster
Campaigns for the protection of the environment, organizing conferences, award schemes and school programmes. Read about current and past events and latest schemes such as collecting old tools for refurbishment and distribution. Check to see if there are any events or a tool collection point in CM0 or Essex
The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) is the UK's largest trade association in the building industry, with national offices in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, supported by additional regional offices.
Established in 1941 to protect the interests of small and medium-sized building firms, the FMB is independent and non-profit-making, lobbying continuously for members’ interests at both national and local levels. The FMB is a source of knowledge, professional advice and support for building firms right across the UK.
The FMB also offers practical advice and support to the general public on choosing and working with the right builder. Find builders skilled in conservation techniques in CM0
The IHBC is the principal professional body for building conservation practitioners and historic environment specialists working in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, with connections to the Republic of Ireland. Find courses and events around Southminster and your nearest branch
The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings is involved in all aspects of the survival of buildings which are old and interesting. Their principal concern is the nature of the "restoration" or "repair", because misguided work can be extremely destructive. The skill lies in mending them with the minimum loss of fabric and so of romance and authenticity. Old buildings cannot be preserved by making them new.
Find events around Southminster or become a member and receive SPAB's list of ancient buildings for sale.