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Inform Guide: Dry Stone Walls
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.
Inform Guide: Biological growth on masonry
This INFORM guide provides an overview of the types of biological growths that are commonly found on Scottish building and historic structures, and gives advice on their monitoring and management.
Inform Guide: Repairing Traditional Brickwork
This INFORM guide gives Information on brick deterioration, with guidance on repair and maintenance techniques.
Inform Guide: Domestic Decorative Glass
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.
Inform Guide: Fire Safety in the Home
An INFORM guide giving an introduction to the factors which can create a fire risk within a historic property.
Inform Guide: Growing Old Gracefully
INFORM guide explaining some of the aesthetic issues surrounding historic masonry.
Inform Guide: Repointing Ashlar Masonry
INFORM guide to the stages of repointing ashlar masonry, from understanding through to preparation and execution.
Inform Guide: Lime and Cement in Traditional Mortars
INFORM guide about lime and cement mortars, the two most commonly used mortar types in Scotland.
Inform Guide: The Maintenance of Cast Iron Rainwater Goods
INFORM guide giving a brief history of rainwater goods and guidance on common problems, causes and maintenance.
Inform Guide: Gilding Techniques, Care and Maintenance
INFORM guide to identifying, maintaining and repairing gilding.
Inform Guide: Maintaining Sash and Case Windows
This INFORM guide provides a basic introduction to the maintenance and repair of traditional sash and case windows.
Inform Guide: Restoration Mortars for Masonry Repairs
This INFORM guide provides information on the use of proprietary restoration mortars for repair of stone masonry.