Advice for working with an architect MAAC Studio Inverness

Working with an Architect

Projects can vary in size, from small repairs and alterations to large scale interventions, but in either case commissioning an architect is something the most people are unlikely to do more than once or twice in a life-time.

Picturing the benefits of retrofit

Towards NET-Zero

Tackling our carbon emissions is going to become a key challenge for every homeowner in the years or head. Existing homes have been identified as a target area. A mix of incentives and penalties will make us think about our impact on the environment in new ways. We will need to change the way we insulate and heat our homes.

Assessing the scope of work in a project

How Much Will It Cost?

Getting tenders back for a project can be a strange and unnerving experience. Having spent time estimating the cost of your project before the tenders were issued, it is now time to see what the contractors think. Will it be smiles all round, or cries of despair?

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.

Sketching beat computers hands down

Analogue Architecture

After spending ages trying to work out how to create a panorama image on computer I eventually gave up and decided to do by hand. It has been a while since I have done anything more than a quick 10 second sketch, everything seems to be digital these days.