MACLEAN ARCHITECTURE AND CONSERVATION 

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

Ashlar stonework was designed to provide a smooth polished surface to walls. The mortar joints joists were built to be very thin, almost invisible, only a couple of millimetres wide. It required...

It may look like a plain stone wall, but the internal working of stone masonry is pretty complex. Anyone considering adding insulation to stone walls needs to tread carefully.

What you see from the ground is often deceptive, its only when you get up close with a scaffold that you really get a feel for the condition of your property. Areas that looked solid from the ground...

Climate change is affecting us all , but in unexpected ways. It not all about warmer temperatures and fitting more insulation. For our traditional buildings it can be simpler and more dramatic than...

We had perfect weather for carrying out our field test of lime mortars this week. Our research project will advance our understanding of lime mortars and heir durability in extreme conditions. The...

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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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