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.


The Repairing Standard and upcoming changes

Earlier this year, the Scottish Government announced a series of updates to the existing Repairing Standard that will be enforceable from 1st March 2024. The Repairing Standard covers the legal and contractual obligations of private landlords to ensure their property or properties meet the minimum physical standard of repair.

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Six tips for navigating flat ownership in Scotland

Owning a tenement flat in Scotland comes with certain responsibilities and considerations. Sometimes, it can be hard to know where to start. We’ve compiled a list of six things that every flat owner can do to ensure they’re meeting their obligations. 

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Using traditional building methods

Tenement buildings can often require specialist builders who use traditional building methods. In this webinar, we will be joined by traditional building professionals who will advise you on how to find a contractor who uses traditional building methods and inform you on other aspects such as contracts and commissioning.

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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.