The Life and Work of Alexander Ross MAAC Studio conservation architects

Reflections on the City of Light

Alexander Ross is one of the most celebrated architects in the Highlands. Throughout the Victorian period he created many wonderful buildings that defined the character of the towns and villages across the North. 

Replacing a timber floor with a solid floor

Replacing A Timber Floor With A Solid Floor

Some properties have change forced upon them. Properties that have been around a long time, often have to deal with external changes. This is particularly the case in towns and villages.

Lightning protection for historic buildings

Lightning Protection

Lightning never strikes twice in the same spot – or does it.? You or in this instance, your building maybe more at risk than you think. With climate change experts predicting stormier weather in the future, the odds may be shortening!

Fiona Slater at MAAC Studio conservation architects Inverness

Ka mua, Ka muri

2019 was a hectic year, particularly towards the end. Demand for our expertise is growing and we are looking ahead to our projects in the year ahead.

Earth and clay mortars in 18th century masonry

Earth Mortars

Technical challenges come in all shapes and sizes. They are not restricted to castles and grand palaces, they can appear in modest cottages. A small renovation project grew arms and legs this week, when the removal of some cement harling from the stonework of their small cottage revealed a catalogue of horrors.