Part of Historic Environment Scotland

Inform Guide: Damp Gables

Gable walls are often the most exposed part of a building and are susceptible to driving rain. With increasing rainfall in Scotland due to a changing climate, damp gables are becoming a common problem. Issues can be made worse by poor maintenance and inappropriate repair. 

This INFORM outlines the symptoms, likely causes, and repair options when penetrating damp is identified in the gable walls and chimneys of a traditional building.

  • Audiences

    Planners and Owners, Conservation and Heritage Enthusiasts

  • Date Published

    15 January 2019

  • Publication Types

    INFORM Guide

  • Format(s)

    Download PDF

  • Language


  • Subjects

    Architecture, Climate Change

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