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Browse our varied publications, ranging from visitor guides and coffee table books to conservation guidance leaflets and academic reference reports.
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INFORM guide to identifying, maintaining and repairing gilding.
This INFORM guide offers practical advice on the removal of graffiti to owners of historic buildings and structures.
INFORM guide explaining some of the aesthetic issues surrounding historic masonry.
This INFORM guide explains what hot-mixed lime mortars are and how they differ from other types of lime mortars.
An INFORM guide to what can be done to improve energy efficiency in traditional buildings, and how this relates to building standards.
This INFORM guide provides an introduction to replacing damaged stones in an ashlar built sandstone wall.
This INFORM seeks to guide building owners through identifying insect problems and how to best end such attacks.
This INFORM guide gives a background to traditional paint finishes and guidance on decorating a traditional home.
INFORM guide about lime and cement mortars, the two most commonly used mortar types in Scotland.
This INFORM guide provides a basic introduction to the maintenance and repair of traditional sash and case windows.
This INFORM guide outlines the types of traditional plain glass and general guidance on maintenance and repair.
This INFORM guide offers an introduction to the principles involved in the decay of masonry.