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

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.

Simple maintenance tasks

Five home activities for self-isolators

Many of us lead busy lives and finding time to carry out regular maintenance on our properties is a challenge. If you are self-isolating at home, you may find yourself with time on your hands. Why not use this as an opportunity, particularly as the weather is improving, to give your home some TLC. Here are five simple activities that you could do, which will save you money and protect your property.

Lead work defects result in water ingress that will damage you property in the long run

Roof Failures and Winter Storms

In normal circumstances, water ingress is a slow seeping build up of dampness over a long period of time and for that reason often continues, unnoticed, until there is a rot outbreak or structural failure.

High winds and driving rain will release a sudden deluge of wet that is immediately obvious. This has the benefit of alerting the property owner of a problem and speeding the remedial work.

Lead flashings, gutters and valleys are all vulnerable areas.