Maintenance of traditional buildings

From the HES website:

Overview | Maintenance plan | Types of maintenance | Inspection tips |Maintenance and saving energy

An overview of maintenance of traditional buildings, from how to draw up a plan and types of maintenance to saving energy.


Regular maintenance reduces the risk of urgent and expensive repairs. Making inspections as part of a maintenance plan helps to identify issues before they become problems.

Water entering the building fabric is the main cause of most forms of decay. Planned maintenance should prioritise preventing water ingress.

Read about making repairs to traditional buildings.

Find out about Historic Environment Scotland grant schemes.

Find out more about how to save energy in traditional buildings.

You can find more detailed information in our Short Guide 9: Maintaining your home.