"Where the BC home building industry finds and shares information"

  You Are Here: HomeGeneral Building InformationTypes Of Buildings › Heritage
  • Industry Information
Search This Site For
Custom Search

Basics & Theory

Historic Places: Glossary Of Terms For Historic Places & Buildings
Canada Historic Places, a national heritage and historical site, offers alphabetical glossary of terms used for historic places and buildings.

Old House Web: Glossary of Home Inspection Terms
Old House Web offers glossary of definitions for unfamiliar carpentry and old house terms.

Traditional Building: Traditional Building Conference Series
US Traditional Building Conference Series delivers focused, relevant education for architects, contractors, craftspeople, designers, building owners and facilities managers in a time efficient format at beautiful historic venues. In a two-day interactive symposium you will learn from best-in-class experts and practitioners about historic preservation; adaptive use, urban infill, classical design; sustainable design building restoration/maintenance; and traditional craft.
Education & Training

VHF: Vancouver Old School Courses For Building Conservation
Vancouver Heritage Foundation offers Old School: Courses for Building Conservation, a unique educational program, open to the public, which offers certification and Professional Development Credits for those who already work with existing buildings or would like to increase their knowledge about heritage conservation. Old School is especially relevant to: contractors or renovators, trades people, realtors, planners or City staff, architects, appraisers, designers or engineers, building managers or inspectors, do-it-yourselfers and homeowners.
Industry Sectors

BC Gov: Heritage Strategy for British Columbia
British Columbia’s heritage includes historic places in communities across the province, providing a ‘sense of place’ and contributing to our Province’s unique identity. This Heritage Strategy for British Columbia is the government’s plan for supporting heritage conservation in British Columbia over the next fi ve to ten years. It has been written to help ensure British Columbia remains a leader in sustaining and benefi tting from its heritage. (PDF)

Heritage BC: Resources For BC Heritage Industry
Heritage BC supports and promotes the conservation of our heritage buildings, sites, and landscapes.
Information Sources

AIM: Links To Traditional Building Magazines
Active Interest Media provides links to their magazines Traditional Building and Period Homes as well as others in their Home Group section which covers two unique specialty markets�log and timber homes, and old-house restoration and renovation.

Brownstoner: Vintage Architecture Trade Catalogs for Old House Lovers
Brownstoner says there's an abundant amount of information online for the historic house lover. But when looking to understand just what kind of fixtures and finishes might have been popular at a particular point in time, there's nothing quite as exciting as dipping into vintage trade catalogs.

Heritage BC: Heritage Information & Resources
Heritage BC offers heritage information including, funding, education, directories, publications, guides & tips and more.

Historic Home Works: Resource Site On Historic Buildings
Historic Home Works, a site for owners, tradespeople, contractors and professionals, offers article library, reports, seminars, forums, internships, advice, tutorials, and more info on heritage & historic buildings.

Historic Places: Resource Site On Historic Places
Canadian Historic Places program provides information and resources on Historic Places and the conservation process.

Old House online: Magazine On Old Houses & Products
Old House online, a restoration & heritage magazine site, offers articles, products, plans, forums, swap shop, directory, and how-to information.

Old House Web: Forums For Old House Lovers
Old House Web provides discussion forums on home repair, restoration and improvement ideas for old house lovers.

Old House Web: Resource Site For Enthusiasts Of Heritage & Old Houses
Old House Web resource site offers product showcase, supplier guide, how-to advice, stories, design ideas, discussion forums, books, and more.
Issues & Performance

BC Housing: Heritage Buildings and the Homeowner Protection Act
BC Housing explains how conversion and renovation projects involving heritage buildings with a residential component are affected by the Homeowner Protection Act and Regulations. Property owners, builders and others can use this bulletin to assess whether work on a heritage building triggers the requirements of the Act and Regulations, and whether home warranty insurance is required under the Act. (PDF)

Building Green: Historic Preservation & Green Building
Environmental Building news says when rehabbing a historic property, taking an unmoving stance as either a green building advocate or as a historic preservationist can lead to considerable differences with the other camp. There is, however, a growing desire within both communities to align their agendas, as demonstrated by several recent events.

IBC: Insuring Your Heritage Home
Insurance Bureau of Canada consumer guide covers considerations for insuring a heritage home. (PDF)

US DOE: Energy Performance Techniques For Historic Homes
US Department of Energy online guide Energy Performance Techniques and Technologies: Preserving Historic Homes is a resource to help contractors renovate historic houses, while addressing issues such as building durability, indoor air quality, and occupant health, safety, and comfort. (PDF)

WBDG: Sustainable Historic Preservation
Whole Building Design Guide describes how sustainable technology can supplement inherent sustainable features of a building without compromising unique historic character.

Amazon.ca: Purchasable Book On Renovating & Restyling Older Homes
Renovating & Restyling Older Homes book reveals secrets of a builder who has been putting these techniques to work on Victorian and Craftsman houses for twenty years. It covers what to repair, what to replace and what to leave, so you can remodel or restyle older homes for the least amount of money and the greatest increase in value. $43 CDN

Historic Places: Canadian Standards & Guidelines For Historic Places
Historic Places, a Canadian national heritage & historic site, offers standards & guidelines for the conservation of historic places in Canada, including principles, process, types of treatment, standards, and guidelines. (PDF)

Old House online: How-To Guides For Preserving Historic Buildings
Old House online magazine site offers how-to guides for recognizing and resolving common preservation and repair problems for heritage & historic buildings.

Old House Web: Guidelines For Preservation Of Old Heritage Buildings
Old House Web guide explains terms and procedures for preservation of old heritage buildings.

WBDG: Historic Preservation
Whole Building Design Guide describes benefits and considerations for historic preservation of buildings.
Product Supply

Old House online: Searchable Database Of Historic Building Products
Old House online magazine site offers searchable database of heritage & historic products and services.
Quick Links
» Submit A Link
» Comments & Questions
» Have Some Fun/Timewasters

    Subscribe to BCBI RSS Feed    RSS Feed
BCBI On Twitter

  Search The Internet
Custom Search


“Where the BC home building industry finds and shares information”

Home I About I Directory I Newsletter I Community I Contact Us I Privacy Policy I Terms Of Use

BC Building Info © 2020        Delta, British Columbia, Canada        Telephone: 604-943-9299
chbabc-logo        chba-logo        gvhba-logo