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“The greenest building is the one that already exists”: How traditional buildings are key to a circular society

Wednesday 20 July 2022


The construction and demolition industry is responsible for huge amounts of waste every year, in the UK accounting for around 60% of material use and waste. Madeleine Clark explores how traditional buildings are part of the solution.

Five Years of the Engine Shed: Our Staff Highlights

Friday 1 July 2022


We can barely believe it's been five whole years since we moved into our building in Stirling! As we start to move on from the pandemic and consider how best to support the building conservation sector going forward, in this blog some of our team reflect on their highlights from the past few years.

How to make your older home more energy efficient: our top resources

Monday 11 April 2022


From case studies to blogs, discover some of our top resources where you can find out more about how to improve the energy efficiency in your traditional (pre-1919) home.

New year’s resolutions for your home

Thursday 13 January 2022


From a bit of TLC to living a greener life, check out our top tips to help your historic home throughout the New Year.

Tour the quarries and fields that built Scotland, and could help us reach a low carbon future

Tuesday 2 November 2021


Join us on a virtual tour to find out more about Scotland's historic building materials, where they come from, what they have been used for, and ways they can help us build a sustainable future.

Scotland’s beautiful brick buildings

Friday 15 October 2021


From the highest tower in Dundee to Bute's incredible Victorian glazed brick toilets, we explore Scotland's skillfully crafted brick buildings.

How to storm-proof your older building or home

Thursday 30 September 2021


Scotland's changing climate means there will be more severe weather events, like storms, in the future. Find out what this means for older buildings and some of the steps you can take to protect your historic home.

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