Tag: Building Conservation
“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.
A day in the life of a conservation scientist
Thursday 11 February 2021
What is a conservation scientist? What do they do? And how do they do it? Sarah Hamilton is one of four scientists based at our conservation centre in Stirling and is here to help you find out! Read on to learn about everything from analysing some of the most spectacular and rare fossils in the British Isles, to data processing from the kitchen table...
4 great reasons to learn traditional building conservation skills
Thursday 16 May 2019
Whether you’re looking to kick-start a career in building conservation, or you’re a homeowner looking to care for your traditional home, here are 4 great reasons to learn about traditional building conservation.
3D moisture mapping: Why we do it!
Friday 29 December 2017
Sofia Antonopoulou, former SIGMA Digital Documentation Officer, explains why Historic Environment Scotland’s conservation teams are using 3D moisture mapping to...