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.

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. 

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.