Building conservation publications from the Engine Shed, ranging from detailed technical papers to advice for conservation beginners.
Building with Scottish Stone
This guide aims to encourage use of stone sourced from Scotland’s working quarries and to provide a better understanding of those mineralogical properties that give each stone its distinctive quality.
Short Guide: Climate Change Adaptation for Traditional Buildings
Short Guide 11
The key aspects of the exterior of a traditional building and considers how these can be improved or adapted to increase a building’s resilience to extreme weather events caused by climate change.
Short Guide: Fabric Improvements for Energy Efficiency
Short Guide 1
A series of practical solutions to improving energy efficiency in traditional and historic buildings.
Short Guide: Historic Concrete in Scotland Parts 1-3
Short Guide 5
These short guides focus on the subject of historic concrete structures in Scotland.
Short Guide: Lead Theft - Guidance on Protecting Traditional Buildings
Short Guide 2
Practical guidance on Protecting Traditional Buildings.
Short Guide: Lime Mortars in traditional buildings
Short Guide 6
A background to the history and use of lime mortars in traditional buildings.
Short Guide: Maintaining Your Home
Short Guide 9
Maintenance advice for homeowners and those responsible for the maintenance of traditional buildings.
Short Guide: Maintenance and Repair Techniques for Traditional Cast Iron
Short Guide 4
A guide to maintaining exterior decorative architectural cast ironwork.