Our Refurbishment Case Study series describes our projects concerning the repair and upgrade of traditionally constructed buildings and components.

In our studies, you’ll find summaries of site work and monitoring, along with the lessons learned and conclusions drawn. Our case studies cover energy efficiency upgrades and explore other building conservation topics. Some of the works here are ongoing.

Further general advice is available in our technical papers, Short Guides and INFORM Guides.

Download the Refurbishment Case Studies

Case Study 1 – Five Edinburgh Tenement Flats – Wall and window upgrades [PDF, 2MB]

Case Study 2 – Wells O’ Wearie, Edinburgh – Thermal upgrades to walls, roof, floors and glazing [PDF, 920KB]

Case Study 3 – Wee Causeway, Culross – Insulation to walls and roof [PDF, 800KB]

Case Study 4 – Sword Street, Glasgow – Internal wall insulation to six tenement flats [PDF, 600KB]

Case Study 5 – The Pleasance, Edinburgh – Insulation of coom ceiling, attic space and lightwell [PDF, 1.5MB]

Case Study 6 – Kildonan, South Uist – Insulation to walls, roof and windows [PDF, 630KB]

Case Study 7 – Scotstarvit Tower Cottage, Cupar [PDF, 2.5MB]

Case Study 8 – Garden Bothy, Cumnock – Upgrades to walls, floors, windows and door [PDF, 2MB]

Case Study 9 – Leighton Library – Installation of loft insulation [PDF, 1MB]

Case Study 10 – Rothesay – Installation of insulation and secondary glazing [PDF, 1MB]

Case Study 12 – Kincardine Castle – Installation of biomass system [PDF, 1.5MB]

Case Study 13 – Conservation works to an 18th century townhouse [PDF, 4MB]

Case Study 14 – Wauchope Mausoleum, Edinburgh – Interim roofing repairs [PDF, 2MB]

Case Study 15 – Callander House Stable Block – Interim repairs to roof, rainwater goods and associated elements [PDF, 1.48MB]

Case Study 19 – Kilmelford Church heating trial [PDF, 2MB]

Case Study 20 – 11 Annat Road, Perthshire [PDF, 1.64MB]