Inspiring ideas, advice and useful resources for owners of traditional buildings from
RIAS Accredited Conservation Architects

Construction is frequently characterised as slow, dirty and expensive. It is definitely not considered High Tech. It seems everyone views as a problem that needs to be fixed, in order to bring...

We have an exciting opportunity for a Management Assistant to join our team based in our Inverness Office at WASPS Studios, Stephen's St, Inverness, IV2 3JP.

Our planning system has many critics and is frequently seen as barrier to development, by both big business and private homeowners. It is blamed for adding costs, delays and even stopping...

Attic spaces can tell you a lot about a building. They tend to be the forgotten parts of a building awkward to access and move around in. They often reveal the original construction, later...

Following an established methodology for developing a historic site will improve outcomes from clients and communities and the future of historic buildings.

Work often takes me to the parts of buildings that others would prefer to ignore. Some of the things I see see are annoying and frustrating.! 

If you are trying to get to grips with retrofitting a traditional house, you may have come across the term Hygrothermal Modelling. What is it ? and What do I need to know ?

Understanding the value of heritage is as important as technical conservation and an understanding of traditional materials. Heritage values are often perceived as soft and intangible, this makes...

The Community Spaces Toolkit


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It is packed with advice, templates and resources specifically for community groups that are looking to develop or maintain traditional buildings. It is the ideal tool to start your project on the right path and will help you avoid expensive mistakes.

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Project Primer expert advice at the start of your journey

1. Project Primer

Our project primer offers you with an opportunity to discuss your project with us on site.

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Health check logo, protect your investment with a regular inspection from a conservation architect

2. Traditional Building Healthcheck

We will report on the physical condition of the building, identify features of historical significance and give recommendations for maintenance and repair to protect your property. 

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Our team of architects will examine your ideas and give you feedback on the projected outcomes

3. Renovation Review

Planning changes to your property? We will review your accommodation requirements, prepare sketch design options that respond sensitively to the historic fabric, identify project costs and...

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