Building conservation publications from the Engine Shed, ranging from detailed technical papers to advice for conservation beginners.
INFORM Guide: Tenement Maintenance
This INFORM guide provides information about the maintenance and management of repairs in a shared building.
Inform Guide: Biological growth on masonry
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.
Inform Guide: Bird Control in Historic Buildings
This INFORM guide document examines measures that can be taken to minimise the threat birds pose to our built heritage environment and the ways in which they can be controlled.
Inform Guide: Bituminous Sheet Flat Roofs
This INFORM guide first gives a description of the structure of a flat roof. The signs of common problems are then listed before looking at ways to repair roofs and eradicate such problems.
Inform Guide: Boundary Ironwork
Many building owners are choosing to re-instate boundary ironwork which has fallen into disrepair or was perhaps removed for the war effort. This INFORM guide provides relevant advice.
Inform Guide: Bronze
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.
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: 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.