Tag: traditional skills
“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.
The traditional skills that built Scotland
Tuesday 27 August 2019
Discover the traditional skills that have been used for hundreds of years to create Scotland's historic buildings and how they're still being used today.
Shining a spotlight on Scotland’s traditional buildings
Wednesday 5 June 2019
Scotland’s traditional buildings mean different things to different people. They’ve changed over the years, with some even being re-purposed. In this blog, our volunteers tell us about their favourite traditional building in Scotland, and why it’s so special to them.
The secrets of Scottish women in the Arts and Crafts movement
Friday 8 March 2019
The arts and crafts movement was more accepting of women artists, but their work was still made to stand in the shadows of men. Discover more about Scottish women in the Arts and Crafts movement, and uncover the secrets of some of their work in buildings that you might not have known.
Through the Looking Glass: Exploring Historic Glazing
Friday 7 December 2018
Looking to take one of our APD short courses next year? Join Vanesa, Content Manager at the Engine Shed, as she takes you through her experiences of completing the short course on historic glass and glazing conservation.