Net zero retrofit in the Highlands

NET Zero Retrofit Solutions

What does a NET-Zero retrofit look like.? 

Net Zero and Retrofit are the new buzz-words that are dominating all branches of government and industry. Net Zero is all about trying to eliminate the Carbon emissions that contribute to global warming. Currently, the energy that heats our homes and the electricity that we use to run our appliances comes mostly from burning fossil fuels. To tackle climate change, we need to reduce the amount of energy we need and then make sure that what we do need comes from a source that doesn't involve fossil fuels.

The problem with Lithomex repairs as illustrated on a recent survey

Lithomex - Solution or Problem ?

Stone erosion and deterioration is widespread in Scotland. Lithomex is a lime based restoration mortar often used as a cheap repair and as an alternative to stone replacement. "Cheap" is the principal attraction for many but it may be a false economy.

Highland Inverness damp gable repairs MAAC Studio conservation architect.

Big Reveal

With the scaffolding gone it is a delight to see the beautiful harling and new windows at this historic property in the Highlands. You might never know that we had been there and had carried out significant repairs.

A sad wall waiting for a conservation architect

Get Ready for the Big Reveal?

A pair of x-ray eyes would be ideal for a building survey. It would reveal all sorts of strange and wonderful things. I always enjoy the opening up of building fabric, its the first step to making your building happy again !

The Hidden Cost of Free Advice

The Hidden Cost of Free Advice.

In this day and age, we are all familiar with the sales techniques that are used by cold callers, advertisers and criminals to get us to part with our money. We are constantly bombarded with sales messages.

I always find it surprise that in this day and age, people are so willing to accept a sales pitch at face value when it involves their property.