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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.
This INFORM guide provides a basic introduction to the maintenance and repair of traditional sash and case windows.
This INFORM guide provides information on the use of proprietary restoration mortars for repair of stone masonry.
INFORM guide on how to protect traditional buildings from flood damage, and how to mitigate the effects if flooding occurs.
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 explains what hot-mixed lime mortars are and how they differ from other types of lime mortars.
This INFORM guide provides an introduction to replacing damaged stones in an ashlar built sandstone wall.
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.