Traditional buildings can be found in almost every village, town and city. Many of these are in daily use.
There are over 455,000 traditional dwellings in Scotland, equivalent to around 20% of Scotland’s domestic stock. Keeping these houses wind and watertight, and in good repair can be a major challenge. Significant repair work is known to be required to around 350,000 of them – and it can often be difficult for owners and occupiers to know where best to obtain advice and assistance.
The Traditional Buildings Health Check (TBHC) Scheme is a pilot project initiated by Historic Scotland in partnership with Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Scotland. The scheme provides help and proactive maintenance advice for owners and occupiers. It also provides attractively priced training on traditional buildings repair techniques for craftsmen and construction professionals.
Eden designed and developed the new logo, branding and visual identity for TBHC, working with Historic Scotland’s Technical Conservation Group and the pilot scheme’s operators Stirling City Heritage Trust (SCHT). Following on from this we designed and launched the Traditional Buildings Health Check website and membership portal. Our complementary training programme guide created for Historic Scotland details a range of affordable training courses run in Stirling and Falkirk in conjunction with Forth Valley College and aimed at encouraging and enhancing traditional skills. The training guide is also available via the Traditional Buildings Health Check website.
The brand identity for Traditional Buildings Health Check utilises bright and engaging colourways and an easily recognisable and memorable logo. We have combined attractive imagery with clean and clear typography for application to stationery, signage, branded clothing and online. The website has been designed to be fully responsive for use on desktop, tablets and smart-phones and contains a variety of useful reference material for anyone interested in the repair and maintenance of traditional buildings. In addition to providing advice and assistance to anyone within the Stirling pilot area on how to go about arranging a free traditional building health check, the site invites expressions of interest from people in other parts of Scotland who would like to see a similar scheme set up in their area.
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