Tag: building materials
Binding with earth: what we know about earth mortars in Scotland
Monday 5 December 2022
Building with earth mortar is a tradition that's over 5,000 years old. So why do we know so little about this material, and how to use it, today? Traditional Skills and Materials Project Manager, Graham Briggs, is here to help you find out more.
How the Romans helped build Scotland
Friday 22 May 2020
The materials used in many of Scotland's traditional buildings can be traced back to the Romans. Discover how the Romans helped build Scotland.
Thatch Detectives: Searching for Scotland’s Thatched Buildings
Wednesday 23 May 2018
It takes a lot of determination and a little detective work to survey Scotland’s hidden thatched buildings. Join our technical research team to find out how they’re uncovering a fascinating part of the country’s built heritage, straw by straw!