This INFORM seeks to provide guidance on clay mortars and the repair and maintenance of structures in which they are used. There is also a note regarding other uses of earth based building materials.
This INFORM aims to broaden the awareness of the importance and complexity of dry stone walling in Scotland and offers an indication of the maintenance tasks which can be performed to prolong the life of such walls.
Stone floors have been an important feature in traditional Scottish buildings for centuries and contribute much to the feel of a period building. They are extremely hard wearing and durable and require little maintenance. This INFORM guide will outline; Dating structure and how they were put together Reinstatement and repair Cleaning and ongoing maintenance
Structural joinery elements make up some of the key parts of a traditional building and their correct function is of crucial importance. Structural joinery refers to the timbers which form the roof and floor construction and this INFORM will cover the survey inspection and repair options and principles associated with work on these elements of a traditionally built property.
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