Damp wall cottage Inverness MAAC Studio survey

Damp Problems ?

Anxiety makes homeowners vulnerable to bad advice and a damp problem is one of the biggest causes of distress to owners of traditional stone-built properties.

St Andrews Cathedral Inverness, measured survey of porch, MAAC Studio Survey

Measured Surveys

This week we have been examining the building fabric at St Andrews Cathedral and we have gone “old-school”, doing it the old -fashioned way, with pencil, paper and the tape measure.

St Andrews Cathedral Inverness, bell tower, MAAC Studio Survey

Hidden Spaces

There are many unusual and evocative spaces that people rarely get an opportunity to experience. Hidden towers, labyrinths and dusty libraries. It is like some out of the Name of the Rose or the Da Vinci Code.

PAS 2035 retrofit of traditional properties

PAS 2035 - An early Warning

I bet few people will have heard of “PAS 2035”, but if you own a traditional property, quite soon you are going to be sick to death of it. There is an army of energy specialists, insulation companies and sales people getting ready to target you.

Strathnaver Museum Bettyhill inspection by MAAC studio conservation architects

A Fifty Year Journey

This week I am delighted to be back in the “Duthaich ‘Ic Aoidh”. MAAC Studio are in Bettyhill conducting a heritage inspection of Farr Kirk which is now occupied by the Strathnaver Museum.