Building conservation publications from the Engine Shed, ranging from detailed technical papers to advice for conservation beginners.
Managing Change in the Historic Environment: Micro-renewables
This guidance note sets out the principles that apply to the use of micro-renewable technologies in historic buildings and sites.
Managing Change in the Historic Environment: Shopfronts and Signs
This guidance note sets out the principles that apply to altering historic shopfronts and signs.
Green Recovery Statement for The Historic Environment
Using Scotland’s Past to Support Our Future
Our historic environment can make a vital contribution to Scotland’s green recovery from the pandemic and its transition to net zero and a climate resilient society. Find out how in this Statement.
Inform Guide: Flood Damage to Traditional Buildings
INFORM guide on how to protect traditional buildings from flood damage, and how to mitigate the effects if flooding occurs.
Inform Guide: Damp Gables
This INFORM guide outlines the symptoms, likely causes, and repair options of damp gables.
Technical Paper 38
Digital documentation, computer vision and machine learning for masonry surveying and maintenance
A paper exploring innovative 3D surveying techniques and data processing solutions for the monitoring and maintenance of masonry walls, with the aim of introducing techniques which can improve efficiencies in inspection and maintenance approaches.
Traditional Buildings Health Check
Pilot Project Review
This publication describes a 5-year pilot project set up to support and encourage owners of traditional buildings to undertake proactive repair and preventive maintenance.
Short Guide: Fabric Improvements for Energy Efficiency
Short Guide 1
A series of practical solutions to improving energy efficiency in traditional and historic buildings.