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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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INFORM guide on recognising and diagnosing various types of settlement cracks.
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 INFORM guide takes you through the steps required to be taken by contractors carrying out repointing a traditional rubble stone wall.
"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 covers the basic aspects of construction and care of timber floors.
This INFORM guide covers the construction of timber staircases and issues associated with their repair and maintenance.
This INFORM guide outlines the symptoms, likely causes, and repair options of damp gables.
This INFORM guide provides information about the maintenance and management of repairs in a shared building.
This INFORM guide gives information on thatch as a roofing material on traditional/vernacular buildings.
This INFORM guide offers an introduction to the principles involved in the decay of masonry.
This INFORM guide aims to show the value of a properly maintained fireplace.
This INFORM guide gives information about the causes and solutions of condensation in buildings.