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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.
This guide aims to raise awareness of the importance and complexity of dry stone walling in Scotland, and describes the maintenance tasks that can be performed to prolong the life of such walls.
"Earth and Clay Construction" is an INFORM guide that provides detailed information on recognising common forms of earth and clay construction and their repair and maintenance.
"Exterior Masonry Steps" is an INFORM guide that offers owners of buildings information on masonry steps, their different forms and parts, and the repair and maintenance issues that can arise.
An INFORM guide giving a brief history of Scottish doors, identification of faults and methods of repair and maintenance.
This INFORM guide gives an outline of materials used for finials and terminals, with guidance on repair and maintenance.
An INFORM guide giving an introduction to the factors which can create a fire risk within a historic property.
This INFORM guide aims to show the value of a properly maintained fireplace.
INFORM guide on how to protect traditional buildings from flood damage, and how to mitigate the effects if flooding occurs.
INFORM guide examining foundations and wall footings in traditionally constructed buildings.