Useful Links

Architecture
RIAS
www.rias.org.uk
EAA
www.eaa.org.uk
RIBA
www.riba.org
Edinburgh Contemporary Architecture
www.edinburgharchitecture.co.uk
The Lighthouse Trust
www.thelighthouse.co.uk
Architecture & Design Scotland
www.ads.org.uk

Central & Local Government in Scotland
Scottish Executive
www.scotland.gov.uk
City of Edinburgh Council
www.edinburgh.gov.uk
East Lothian Council
www.eastlothian.gov.uk
Midlothian Council
www.midlothian.gov.uk
West Lothian Council
www.westlothian.gov.uk
Fife Council
www.fifedirect.org.uk
National Records for Scotland
www.nrscotland.gov.uk
Royal Commission on Ancient & Historic Monuments, Scotland
www.rcahms.gov.uk
Scottish Enterprise
www.scottish-enterprise.com

Construction Products and Services
RIBA Building Product Information
www.ribaproductselector.com
Building Products Index
www.bpindex.co.uk
Building Research Establishment
www.bre.co.uk
NBS
www.thenbs.com
Construction Plus
www.constructionplus.co.uk
British Board of Agrément
www.bbacerts.co.uk
TRADA – all about timber
www.trada.co.uk
SEDBUK Boiler Efficiency Database
www.ncm-pcdb.org.uk/sap/
A smart building product search & comparison database
SpecifiedBy.com

Sustainable Design
Scottish Ecological Design Association (SEDA)
www.seda2.org
Sust. – the Lighthouse on Sustainability
www.sust.org
The Green Directory
www.sust.org/tgd
SBSA Sustainability Guide
www.sbsa.gov.uk/homeimprovements.html
Scottish Solar Energy Group (SSEG)
www.sseg.org.uk
The Energy Savings Trust
www.energysavingtrust.org.uk
The Low Carbon Buildings Programme
www.lcbp.co.uk
The Low Carbon Partnership
www.tlcp.co.uk
Sustainable Housing Design Guide for Scotland www.scr.communitiesscotland.gov.uk/stellent/groups/public/documents/webpages/cs_017789.hcsp
The Microregeneration Certification Scheme
www.microgenerationcertification.org
Bioregional Development Group
www.bioregional.com
Achieving Energy Efficiency in Housing
www.housingenergy.org.uk
Recycling by Design research team
www.recyclingbydesign.org.uk
The Carbon Trust
www.carbontrust.com
Greenspace Scotland – promoting quality green spaces in urban areas
www.greenspacescotland.org.uk
The Eco-Renovation Network
www.eco-renovation.org
Scottish Executive Sustainable Development Web Site
www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Environment/SustainableDevelopment
Scottish Sustainable Construction Forum
www.sscforum.org.uk
Association of Scottish Hardwood Sawmillers
www.ashs.co.uk
Charlestown Workshops – Scottish Lime Centre
www.scotlime.org
Dundee’s Sustainable Development Guide for Construction
www.dundeecity.gov.uk/dundeecity/uploaded_publications/publication_267.pdf
The Green Building Press – Sustainable construction information website
www.newbuilder.co.uk
Association of Environment Conscious Builders
www.aecb.net
VCA Car Fuel Data
www.vcacarfueldata.org.uk
Scoraig Wind Electric – A DIY Guide
www.scoraigwind.com

Construction Professions
Association Of Consulting Engineers
www.acenet.co.uk
British Construction Industry Awards
www.bciawards.org.uk
Chartered Institute of Building
www.ciob.org.uk
Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers
www.cibse.org
Construction Industry Council
www.cic.org.uk
Institute of Civil Engineers
www.ice.org.uk

Health & Safety
Health & Safety Executive
www.hse.gov.uk
Association for Project Safety
www.associationforprojectsafety.co.uk
Safety in Design
www.safetyindesign.org

Conservation
Historic Scotland
www.historic-scotland.gov.uk
Church Buildings Maintenance in Scotland
www.maintainyourchurch.org.uk

Design Tools & Guides
ABI / BCIS House Rebuilding Costs Calculator
www.abi.bcis.co.uk
FastrackCAD – CAD drawings from manufacturers
www.fastrackcad.co.uk
A Guide to Paving, Drainage & Hard-Landscaping
www.pavingexpert.com
Design Best Practice
www.dbp.org.uk
Fire Safety Advice Centre
www.firesafe.org.uk

Housing
Design For Homes
www.designforhomes.org
Building for Life
www.buildingforlife.org
Housing Corporation
www.housingcorp.gov.uk

Planning, Urban Design & Regeneration
Scottish Urban Regeneration Forum
www.scotregen.co.uk
Civic Trust
www.civictrust.org.uk
Landscape Design
www.landscape.co.uk
national land use statistics
www.nlud.org.uk
Royal Town Planning Institute
www.rtpi.org.uk
Urban Design Alliance
www.udal.org.uk
Urban Design Group
www.udg.org.uk

Funders and Funding Information
Scottish Arts Council
www.scottisharts.org.uk
External Funding Digest
www.co-financing.co.uk
Funding Digest
www.fundinginformation.org
Heritage Lottery Fund
www.hlf.org.uk
National Lottery Good Causes
www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk
Big Lottery Fund
www.biglotteryfund.org.uk
RSA Art for Architecture
www.thersa.org/afa
Sport England
www.sportengland.org
Arts Council of England
www.artscouncil.org.uk

Property
Cala plc – finance for housing projects
www.cala.co.uk
FOCUS – commercial property information
www.focusnet.co.uk
ESPC
www.espc.com
British Property Federation
www.bpf.org.uk

Everything Else
Pecha Kucha Night
www.pecha-kucha.org/night/edinburgh
Scottish Society of Architect Artists
www.ssaagallery.org.uk