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Inform Guide: Maintaining Traditional Plain Glass and Glazing
This INFORM guide outlines the types of traditional plain glass and general guidance on maintenance and repair.
Inform Guide: Growing Old Gracefully
INFORM guide explaining some of the aesthetic issues surrounding historic masonry.
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: Repointing Ashlar Masonry
INFORM guide to the stages of repointing ashlar masonry, from understanding through to preparation and execution.
Inform Guide: Ceramic Tiled Flooring
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.
Inform Guide: Earth and Clay Construction
"Earth and Clay Construction" is an INFORM guide that provides detailed information on recognising common forms of earth and clay construction and their repair and maintenance.
Inform Guide: External Timber Doors
An INFORM guide giving a brief history of Scottish doors, identification of faults and methods of repair and maintenance.
Inform Guide: Foundations and Wall Footings
INFORM guide examining foundations and wall footings in traditionally constructed buildings.
Inform Guide: Timber Window Shutters
This INFORM guide highlights the benefits of traditional wooden window shutters.
Inform Guide: Ventilation in Traditional Houses
INFORM guide on the importance of ventilation in a traditionally built structure.
Inform Guide: Care and Maintenance of Corrugated Iron
This INFORM guide provides some historical background to the use of corrugated iron and outlines the various issues relating to the conservation, repair and maintenance of the material.
Inform Guide: Clay Mortars for Masonry Buildings
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.