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Maintain Traditions, Maintain Integrity – materials

Category: Conversion Design Advice October 11th, 2010 by mbc

When working with an old building maintaining its integrity is essential. One of the cornerstones to the integrity of a building is the materials from which it is built and with which it is maintained and the techniques applied to those materials.

Choose your palette carefully – natural stone, slate, local timber, lime mortar …

Then ensure these materials are used in a sympathetic manner…

Snippets on MBC

Rather than my usual wordy ramblings I thought I’d challenge myself to come up with some short gems of (throw-away) advice on how I think you should go about a conversion… Snippets …this is one!

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