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Condensation: what is it and how to prevent it in older buildings

Tuesday 29 November 2022


Condensation can be a problem in Scotland’s homes over winter, but with the energy crisis causing many people to turn off or turn down their heating, condensation will likely be more of a problem this winter. Moses Jenkins explains what condensation is and shares some low cost tips on keeping yourself and your home healthy if you're turning down that thermostat.

Designing for health: architecture in older buildings

Monday 3 October 2022


Find out how health was historically taken into account in the design of buildings and why it's now more relevant than ever.

“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.

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