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 ?

Bridge Street Inverness MAAC Studio Architects

Bridge Street De-constructed

The much-maligned Bridge Street development has long been a target for criticism. While the building in its current form may be out of step with the Inverness of the twenty first century, it is wrong to claim that it is beyond redemption and must be destroyed. 

Community Hut in Farr Woods, Inverenss

Nature and Architecture

This is one of my favourite buildings around Inverness, it is a little community building in Farr. Designed and built 10 years ago by Neil Sutherland Architects it has matured in its woodland setting beautifully. If you are looking for a day out, this is delightful place to visit. 

Sculpted capital on historic building in Inverness MAAC Studio conservation architect

Capitals of the Highlands

Like great literature, within the traditions of classical architecture there was always room for drama, humour, mystery and intrigue. Take a look at some of these columns, from around the Highlands.