Buildings + Repairs

Find your building type to check out typical repair issues. Follow the links to detailed technical advice you can use to check quotes from builders. Every building is different though so get professional help for anything more than a simple problem. And heed the old saying "Buy cheaply - buy twice".

Stone tenements and villas

Traditional tenements and divided houses mostly built before the First World War

Older brick and render flats

Mainly social housing built between 1920 and 1940

Low rise and high rise flats

Mainly built by local Councils and Scottish Special Housing Associations (Scottish Homes) in the 60s - 80s. There are many variations.

Modern estates

Built in the last 40 years by housing associations and private developers.