Tackling indoor mould MAAC Studio conservation architect Inverness

Indoor Cultures - Tackling Mould

When we carry out surveys on traditional buildings, we often encounter mould growing in parts of the building interior. In fact, we almost always encounter mould growth in parts of the building interior. Usually, where alterations or “improvements” have been carried out in the past, especially those where insulation has been added.

Algae growth spotted on survey by MAAC Studio architects Inverness Edinburgh

How Green is Your Building ?

This is not an early St Patrick's day image. This is an image from a Building Health Check we recently carried out near Inverness.

Streaky buildings not only look unsightly, they can indicate that your building is not preforming properly. This is not always the case though, as algae can also being used to heat your hot water.

MAAC Studio architects Inverness Edinburgh discuss maintenance strategies

The Labours of Love

This valentines day, don’t forget your other significant other.

So…  how would you describe your relationship with your home ?

Maintenance Troubleshooter

It is often the smallest items of works that can end up causing the greatest problems. They don’t get the attention they deserve, they are dismissed as trivial and it is easy cut corners for the sake of convenience. This can make previous repairs one of the biggest headaches when it comes to resolving building defects. 

Heat Loss Bingo

A walk around our historic highland villages, in the cool crisp winter sunshine is one of life’s pleasures. For added enjoyment during your walk, play a game of Heat Loss Bingo.