Fractured stone at 33 Academy Street Inverness

Drones & Stones

Our latest project is a town centre tenement building.  As soon as we are approached to survey one of these buildings, one of our fist concerns is surveying the rear of the property. These areas are difficult to access, maintenance is often neglected and they invariably in poor condition.

Stone repair and conservation at St Johns Chapel on the Black Isle

The Many Flavours of Lime

Work started on conservation work at St Johns Chapel on the Black Isle, removing the vegetation to reveal the enclosure walls, and are raking out the loose mortar ready for repair work to begin.

The question of which lime mortar mix to use has been the “hot” topic of the week.

Loose flashing discovered during cherry picker survey carried out by MAAC Studio Inverness

High Level Survey

High level surveys are important and need to be carried out on a regular basis, particularly if you have a city centre property.

Detailed stone survey on chimney in Forres MAAC Studio conservation architect

Hands On Approach

There is no substitute for getting up close and personal with your building, to get an understanding of its materials and its current condition.

Damp wall cottage Inverness MAAC Studio survey

Damp Problems ?

Anxiety makes homeowners vulnerable to bad advice and a damp problem is one of the biggest causes of distress to owners of traditional stone-built properties.