Building conservation publications from the Engine Shed, ranging from detailed technical papers to advice for conservation beginners.
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.
Inform Guide: Cleaning Sandstone - Risks and Consequences
An INFORM guide to the risks and consequences of cleaning sandstone masonry.
Inform Guide: Condensation
This INFORM guide gives information about the causes and solutions of condensation in buildings.
Inform Guide: Damp Gables
This INFORM guide outlines the symptoms, likely causes, and repair options of damp gables.
Inform Guide: Damp: Causes and Solutions
"Damp: Causes and Solutions" is an INFORM guide that helps the reader to recognise the causes and early signs of damp as well as offering guidance on rectifying damp problems.
Inform Guide: De-icing Salts and Traditional Masonry
An INFORM guide on the use of de-icing salts and traditional buildings, describing types and practices, as well as discussing their impacts on traditional buildings and recommending best practice.
Inform Guide: Decorative Paint Finishes: Graining and Marbling
"Decorative Paint Finishes: Graining and Marbling" is an INFORM guide that aims to assist in identifying, protecting and reinstating historic grained or marbled finishes.
Inform Guide: Domestic Boundary Walls
This INFORM guide gives guidance on identifying problems in boundary walls and their causes, the steps which can be taken to lessen such threats and correct repair techniques where problems do occur.