Browse our varied publications, ranging from visitor guides and coffee table books to conservation guidance leaflets and academic reference reports.
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.
This INFORM guide document examines measures that can be taken to minimise the threat birds pose to our built heritage environment and the ways in which they can be controlled.
This INFORM guide first gives a description of the structure of a flat roof. The signs of common problems are then listed before looking at ways to repair roofs and eradicate such problems.
Many building owners are choosing to re-instate boundary ironwork which has fallen into disrepair or was perhaps removed for the war effort. This INFORM guide provides relevant advice.
This technical, advice & guidance INFORM guide, "Bronze", is an introduction to bronze, with guidance on its problems and planning appropriate maintenance work. Read the document today.
This guide aims to encourage use of stone sourced from Scotland’s working quarries and to provide a better understanding of those mineralogical properties that give each stone its distinctive quality.
This report considers the setting of the Calanais Standing Stones and offers advice and guidance on considering the assessment of impacts from associated development proposals.
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 report presents the findings of a 2-year project researching the use and effectiveness of consolidants and water repellents on Scottish sandstones.
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.
"Cleaning Sandstone - Risks and Consequences" is a comprehsive INFORM guide, covering extensively the risks and consequences of cleaning sandstone masonry. Read the full document today.
The key aspects of the exterior of a traditional building and considers how these can be improved or adapted to increase a building’s resilience to extreme weather events caused by climate change.