Copyright and licenses

Creative Commons Licensing

The authors have made their work available under a Creative Commons License reference CC BY-NC-SA.4.0. You can see more about Creative Commons following these links:

The license we use says that users are free to:

  • Share – copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • Adapt – remix, transform, and build upon the material

The licensors cannot revoke these freedoms as long as users follow the license terms which are:

  • Attribution – users must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. Users may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses the user or their use.
  • NonCommercial – users may not use the material for commercial purposes.
  • Share Alike – if users remix, transform, or build upon the material, they must distribute the contributions under the same license as the original.
  • No additional restrictions – users may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

 

Why do we make some restrictions?

The use of this licence has clear benefits:

  • it encourages use of the materials created as they are or as adapted, improved or customised
  • all reuse will lead back to the Under One Roof, where secondary users can check that the information they have is up-to-date
  • the main restriction is on commercial usage, leaving this as a potential source of income to maintain the site should it be required

If you are a commercial user, or think you might possibly be a commercial user, please get in touch with us to discuss how we can help you make materials available.

 

A short guide to maintaining gutters

Cleaning your gutters is a key way to maintain your property’s value as it can prevent damage caused by damp. Due to climate change, rainfall in Scotland has increased significantly over the last 70 years and gutters need to be maintained to cope with this change.

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Response to Cladding Bill Consultation

The Scottish Government has published a consultation to their proposed Cladding Bill, which seeks to address a number of issues related owners manging the issue of cladding in certain buildings in Scotland.

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For sale: the Tenement Handbook

Did you know that Under One Roof originated from The Tenement Handbook: A Practical Guide to Living in a Tenement? The book was published in 1993, written by our founders John Gilbert and Annie Flint, and provided everything someone living in a tenement flat would need to know about their building. This book became the Under One Roof website. 

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What is retrofit?

Retrofit refers to the strategic improvement of existing buildings, so that they are better able to meet modern energy efficiency standards. It can involve installing a new low to zero-emissions heating system in a building or simply adding double glazing, with the common aim of decreasing energy consumption and reducing carbon emission outputs from homes. 

Repairing Standard update: lead in water testing

In March 2023, the Scottish Government announced a series of updates to the existing Repairing Standard that will be enforceable from 1st March 2024. As part of these updates, private landlords must

A short guide to maintaining gutters

Cleaning your gutters is a key way to maintain your property’s value as it can prevent damage caused by damp. Due to climate change, rainfall in Scotland has increased significantly over the last 70 years and gutters need to be maintained to cope with this change.