Category: Maintenance

Sustainable Homes: Plastic Free Solutions For Your Building Refurbishment

Thursday 8 July 2021


Make small scale DIY repairs and refurbishing jobs around your house more plastic-free and less reliant on materials using fossil fuels.

9 easy ways to save energy in an older home or building

Thursday 28 January 2021


Older homes are considered hard to heat. But with simple changes to your home and your behaviour, you can save energy with little to no cost. These top tips from our Senior Technical Officer Lila Angelaka are easy ways to save energy in your older home.

Tenement life: How to maintain your traditional tenement flat and communal areas

Wednesday 8 July 2020


Tenements are an iconic part of Scotland's heritage - and caring for them is key. Take a look at our maintenance advice to keep your tenement and the communal areas in good condition.

How to maintain your traditional home this winter

Thursday 24 October 2019


Although always important, in the wetter winter months the maintenance of your traditional home is crucial. The cold and rainy weather can cause a lot of damage to buildings if they’re not properly protected. Get some top tips on what to look out for in the winter.

Traditional Mortars: Going Full Circle

Friday 24 August 2018


Traditional lime mortar has been used for hundreds of years, and is an important part of Scotland’s built heritage. Find out why it’s still so important today with our Technical Officer Declan.

Gardez L’Eau – ‘watch out for the water’

Thursday 25 January 2018


Decay from weather, water and salts to Bothwell Castle’s Latrine Tower prompted conservation work at the site.

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