Darren McLean

Starting his conservation career with an apprenticeship in carpentry, followed some years later with an MSc in Building Conservation, Darren has worked as a practitioner of traditional skills, an educator and an advisor. In 2010 Darren formed Timber & Lime Conservation, where he has focused on the conservation and repair of historic buildings. In 2018, he was appointed an Adjunct Assistant Professor at The University of Hong Kong to teach materials and techniques in the postgraduate conservation curriculum. 

Latterly, Darren started McLean Conservation Associates in order to provide a consultancy providing various heritage services. In addition to traditional Scottish buildings, Darren has special interest in traditional Chinese architecture.

Hands-on Conservation: Plaster repairs
historic lime wall plaster stencil
historic lime wall plaster stencil

Recording plasterwork
Recording plasterwork

1850s Plaster
1850s Plaster

historic lime wall plaster stencil
historic lime wall plaster stencil

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Masonry project managment
Secretariat, Yangon
Secretariat, Yangon

Secretariat, Yangon
Secretariat, Yangon

Yangon
Yangon

Demonstrating

Secretariat, Yangon
Secretariat, Yangon

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Teaching
Teaching traditional brickwork
Teaching traditional brickwork

Yangon Teaching resolving dampness
Yangon Teaching resolving dampness

Hong Kong university presentation
Hong Kong university presentation

Teaching traditional brickwork
Teaching traditional brickwork

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Portfolio of Masonry, Plaster & Teaching roles
Portfolio of Mosaic & Geometric Tile and Teaching roles
Portfolio of Timber Conservation