condensation from infra red heating

Infra Red in Older Properties

Infra-red heating is a curious technology, if you have a traditional property is should be approached with caution. Get it wrong and you will spend the next few years mopping the condensation off from your wall, wondering what on earth is going on.

Salt damage on our urban streetscapes MAAC Studio conservation architect

Urban A-Salt !

Is the council destroying your building?

Road salt is one of the most damaging substances when it comes to stone buildings.

community hall and church roofs have to deal with climate change MAAC Studio conservation architect Inverness Edinburgh

Global Warming and Traditional Properties

Changes in our climate are having an unexpected impact on our historic buildings. While many commentators are concerned about temperature rises, what is of more immediate concern to those responsible for a traditional building is the frequency and intensity of heavy rain showers.

investigation of lead roof failure MAAC Studio conservation architect Inverness Edinburgh

Lead Roofing 01

Lead is a traditional building material that has been used for hundreds of years. Lead is a high quality material but it is not indestructible. It needs to be installed and importantly maintained correctly.

Checking wall moisture levels with Tony Carter Keim Paints MAAC Studio conservation architect inverness edinburgh

Drying Out a Traditional Building

You have carried out the repairs to your traditional stone property, replaced the cement with lime, fixed the roof and gutters. How long will it take the structure of the building to dry out ?