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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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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.
INFORM guide to identifying, maintaining and repairing gilding.
This INFORM guide offers practical advice on the removal of graffiti to owners of historic buildings and structures.
INFORM guide explaining some of the aesthetic issues surrounding historic masonry.
This INFORM guide explains what hot-mixed lime mortars are and how they differ from other types of lime mortars.
An INFORM guide to what can be done to improve energy efficiency in traditional buildings, and how this relates to building standards.
This INFORM guide provides an introduction to replacing damaged stones in an ashlar built sandstone wall.