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Learn how to understand your traditional building better. We'll help you find information on how to choose the right repairs, working with contractors and everything you need to know about older buildings. Discover why properly maintaining your traditional property doesn't just benefit you - it benefits the heritage of Scotland and helps preserve vital traditional skills.

Getting building repairs

Find out about your responsibilities and how to find the right people to carry out your work.

Your responsibilities: Health and Safety

Your responsibilities: Health and Safety

Be aware of your responsibilities as an owner during building repair works.

Finding a building contractor

Finding a building contractor

What you need to know about finding the right building contractor for your repairs.

Finding a building professional

Finding a building professional

Your planned work might need advice from a building professional such as an architect, surveyor or engineer. Find out more.

Traditional Buildings

Learn more about traditional buildings and why they need special attention.

Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas

Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas

If your older property is listed, or in a conservation area then you may need planning permission to make changes.

Why older properties need special care

Why older properties need special care

What is a traditional building? Why do they need to be considered differently. Find out more.

Energy Efficiency in older buildings

Energy Efficiency in older buildings

Learn more about what you can do to improve energy efficiency while maintaining the character of your traditional building.