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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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This INFORM guide gives an introduction to Scottish slate roofs, their components, and their maintenance and repair.
This INFORM guide gives Information on brick deterioration, with guidance on repair and maintenance techniques.
INFORM guide to the stages of repointing ashlar masonry, from understanding through to preparation and execution.
This INFORM guide takes you through the steps required to be taken by contractors carrying out repointing a traditional rubble stone wall.
This INFORM guide provides information on the use of proprietary restoration mortars for repair of stone masonry.
INFORM guide on the types of lead sheet used on Scottish roofs and their repair and maintenance.
INFORM guide on identifying rot and repair and maintenance in historic Scottish buildings.
This INFORM guide outlines, dating structure, repair and maintenance.
INFORM guide on recognising and diagnosing various types of settlement cracks.
This INFORM guide covers the survey, inspection and repair options associated with structural joinery.
INFORM guide on the conservation and maintenance of terracotta and faience.
This INFORM guide gives information on thatch as a roofing material on traditional/vernacular buildings.