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Traditional Buildings Health Check Scheme

Learn about this pilot scheme, which offers owners of pre-1919 buildings in Stirling an affordable property ‘health check’.

The front cover of the Traditional Buildings Health Check Scheme publication

All owners of pre-1919 traditional buildings in Stirling can get an affordable property ‘health check’ by joining this pilot scheme.

Members of the scheme can access a subsidised building fabric inspection service. Building inspectors with expertise in traditional buildings will conduct regular health checks and give impartial advice on repair and maintenance.

Annual membership is based on property size and costs between £22 and £45. The aim is to promote proactive building maintenance to prevent small issues from growing into big problems.

Find out more on the Traditional Buildings Health Check website.

Background to the scheme

We project manage the pilot in partnership with Stirling City Heritage Trust and with support from the Construction Industry Training Board. It began in April 2013 and runs until March 2018.

We also ran training events for building contractors and professionals in Stirling in 2014, to increase the pool of traditional skills and knowledge available to owners.

There’s a pressing need to encourage proactive maintenance and repair of traditional buildings. Such buildings account for 19% of Scotland’s building stock. But our recent research found that 75% of traditional buildings show disrepair and 53% ‘urgent disrepair’.

Find out more in our report:

Download Establishing the Need for Traditional Skills [PDF, 678KB]