Institute of Historic Building Conservation

The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) is the UK’s lead professional body for built and historic environment practitioners working for the conservation, care, regeneration and future of our places.

The IHBC supports and regulates standards, promotes effective protection and enhancement, and encourages heritage-led regeneration and access for all.

Membership of the IHBC is widely recognised as a unique mark of conservation competence in historic and built environment conservation practice.

Our membership criteria are based on international, national and sector standards and models, from global conservation bodies to the World Bank.