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Inform Guide: Damp Gables

A blue cover page featuring a photo of the gable end of a traditional building with a chimney

Gable walls are often the most exposed part of a building and are susceptible to driving rain. With increasing rainfall in Scotland due to a changing climate, damp gables are becoming a common problem. Issues can be made worse by poor maintenance and inappropriate repair. 

This INFORM outlines the symptoms, likely causes, and repair options when penetrating damp is identified in the gable walls and chimneys of a traditional building.

  • Audiences:

    Planners and Owners, Conservation and Heritage Enthusiasts
  • Date Published:

    15 January 2019
  • Publication Types:

    INFORM Guide
  • Format(s):

    Download PDF

  • Language:

  • Subjects:

    Architecture, Climate Change