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This INFORM guide provides some historical background to the use of corrugated iron and outlines the various issues relating to the conservation, repair and maintenance of the material.
This INFORM guide provides guidance on ceramic floor tiles. The various types and layouts of tiles are considered such as geometric tiles, encaustic tiles and quarry tiles.
This Inform Guide provides information about how to engage volunteers in scientific research.
This guide, "Clay Mortars for Masonry Buildings", explains how clay and clay-rich earth have traditionally been used in Scotland to make mortars for masonry wall construction and surface finishing.
An INFORM guide to the risks and consequences of cleaning sandstone masonry.
This INFORM guide gives information about the causes and solutions of condensation in buildings.
This INFORM guide outlines the symptoms, likely causes, and repair options of damp gables.
"Damp: Causes and Solutions" is an INFORM guide that helps the reader to recognise the causes and early signs of damp as well as offering guidance on rectifying damp problems.
"Decorative Paint Finishes: Graining and Marbling" is an INFORM guide that aims to assist in identifying, protecting and reinstating historic grained or marbled finishes.
This INFORM guide gives guidance on identifying problems in boundary walls and their causes, the steps which can be taken to lessen such threats and correct repair techniques where problems do occur.
"Domestic Chimneys and Flues" is an INFORM guide to flue and chimney systems, their common faults and the principles of how to deal with them, produced by Historic Environment Scotland.
This INFORM guide provides guidance on decorative glass in a domestic context. The different kinds of glass are all described as are the differing construction techniques associated with each type.