The Service

The Traditional Buildings Health Check (TBHC) is a new proactive scheme trialling a membership service based approach to proactive maintenance within the City of Stirling.


Who’s eligible?

Any building type is eligible as long as it is of traditional construction – that’s means it will probably have been built before 1919, has solid masonry walls and uses traditional materials like stone and slate.   It may be your home, business or a public or community building.  It doesn’t need to be in a Conservation Area or Listed, but it must be in the Stirling City boundary.  Check our map in the Membership Sign-up section.  If you’re not sure if your building is eligible please contact us.


Why Join?

Without preventative maintenance, small problems in any building can quickly grow into bigger problems.  The Traditional Buildings Health Check Scheme is here to help you understand your building’s current condition and plan for future maintenance and repair.


What will Membership provide?

By joining the TBHCS you will have access to:

1. Our inspection and condition report service

An affordable and comprehensive external building fabric inspection assessing the condition of the roof, chimneys, rainwater goods, walls, windows and doors, and loft space if this is accessible.  During the inspection, when safe to do so, we may undertake routine maintenance tasks (e.g. clearing gutters) and small temporary holding works.  This service will involve the following:

  • An initial visit by our inspection team to carry out an assessment on the best way to access and inspect your property safely.
  • The building inspection. This may involve the use of ladders or a lightweight mobile access tower. Depending on the size and complexity of your property this may take a few hours or a full day.
  • An informed and impartial building condition report. This will include a prioritised list of recommendations.
  • A meeting with you to explain the report and answer any questions.
2. Our expert advice

Expert and impartial advice from our inspection team on looking after your building.  For example:

  • Guidance through the process of undertaking repairs
  • Discussion of the most compatible materials and methods
  • Advice about the best timing for maintenance tasks
3. Our membership benefits

Membership will give access to our online membership area, a quarterly newsletter, and exclusive events throughout the year as well as discounts at “The Engine Shed”- Scotland’s building conservation centre

4. Traditional Buildings Repair Grant

The Traditional Buildings Repair Grant (TBRG) is a small grant available to members of the scheme. It is for traditional repairs which have been highlighted in the TBHC report. Members can apply for 50% of eligible works to a maximum of £5000 per building. The grant is offered on a first come, first served basis and takes around 6 weeks from when a satisfactory application has been submitted to receive a decision. The grant does not fund retrospective works.

Details of how to apply are in the members area or email Lindsay on or telephone 01786 498462 for more information.



What will it cost?

The service has two costs:

1. Your membership fee
Fees are £45.00/annum – less than £1.00 a week!

2. Your inspection fee
You are not obliged to have an inspection carried out but this will be the best way for us to provide advice about your building.  Fees have been set at a value for money rate which is possible through funding from our partners Historic Scotland and CITB Scotland.  The cost of a standard inspection is £150-£195.  Larger and more complex buildings will be more.

Become a Member – Join Today

A not for profit scheme trialling a membership service based approach
to proactive maintenance within the City of Stirling