Building conservation publications from the Engine Shed, ranging from detailed technical papers to advice for conservation beginners.
Inform Guide: Structural Cracks
INFORM guide on recognising and diagnosing various types of settlement cracks.
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.
Short Guide: Maintaining Your Home
Short Guide 9
Maintenance advice for homeowners and those responsible for the maintenance of traditional buildings.
Inform Guide: Repointing Rubble Stonework
This INFORM guide takes you through the steps required to be taken by contractors carrying out repointing a traditional rubble stone wall.
Inform Guide: Domestic Chimneys and Flues
"Domestic Chimneys and Flues" is an INFORM guide to flue and chimney systems, their common faults and the principles of how to deal with them, produced by Historic Environment Scotland.
Inform Guide: Timber Floors
This INFORM guide covers the basic aspects of construction and care of timber floors.
Inform Guide: Timber Staircases
This INFORM guide covers the construction of timber staircases and issues associated with their repair and maintenance.
Inform Guide: Damp Gables
This INFORM guide outlines the symptoms, likely causes, and repair options of damp gables.