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Refurbishment Case Study 7

Scotstarvit Tower Cottage, Cupar - Thermal Upgrades and Installation of Radiant Heating

This case study describes upgrades to Scotstarvit Tower Cottage, a detached rural building owned by the National Trust for Scotland. The single-storey cottage is located near Cupar, Fife, adjacent to the monument Scotstarvit Tower. The refurbishment project demonstrates a range of energy efficiency upgrades that can be carried out in traditionally constructed buildings, with minimal or no loss of original fabric. The project involved the use of innovative materials, in particular loose-fill perlite wall insulation, and demonstrated the use of vapour-permeable materials and finishes. The project also included the installation of radiant heating.

  • Audiences

    Planners and Owners, Conservation and Heritage Enthusiasts

  • Date Published

    01 January 2012

  • Publisher

    Historic Environment Scotland

  • Publication Types

    Technical, Advice & Guidance, Case Study, Refurbishment Case Studies

  • Format(s)

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Refurbishment Case Study 7