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 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.
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 gives Information on brick deterioration, with guidance on repair and maintenance techniques.
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 looks into the thermal retrofit of traditional buildings to improve their energy performance, through a range of fabric improvements measures to different elements of a structure.
An INFORM guide giving an introduction to the factors which can create a fire risk within a historic property.
INFORM guide explaining some of the aesthetic issues surrounding historic masonry.
INFORM guide to the stages of repointing ashlar masonry, from understanding through to preparation and execution.
Covers technical conservation issues relating to various elements of the graveyard with advice on specialised repair and conservation techniques and an inventory of Scottish sites.
INFORM guide about lime and cement mortars, the two most commonly used mortar types in Scotland.
INFORM guide giving a brief history of rainwater goods and guidance on common problems, causes and maintenance.
INFORM guide to identifying, maintaining and repairing gilding.