Dryseal chosen for Mingary Castle Preservation Project

Mingary_dormer-4Hambleside Danelaw is delighted to be working with The Mingary Castle Preservation and Restoration Trust on the Mingary Castle in Kilchoan. Hambleside Danelaw’s Dryseal roofing system was chosen to waterproof the new dormer roofs on the castle.

The work started in September; approved Dryseal contractor Hamish Graham worked on the project with his team at G C F Joiners. The contractors installed 40m2 of Dryseal on three dormers; the work was executed with precision and only took two days. G.C.F. Joiners and Contractors Ltd commented,

“G.C.F. Joiners and Contractors Ltd are honoured to be chosen for such a prestigious project and look forward to carrying out future works”

Dryseal is used on many heritage projects due to its excellent durability. As those who install Dryseal have to be approved contractors, the work carried out is always first class. Dryseal emulates the classic lead look as it can be finished using decorative roll trims to imitate a heritage installation.

The Castle is located on the West Coast of Scotland, in Lochaber. The striking Mingary Castle, which is set in a classic Highland landscape, was used as a stronghold protecting the north end of the Sound of Mull, and the more southern islands of Tiree, Coll and Eigg. The Gaelic architecture remains as imposing now as it did back in medieval times.

The Castle’s restoration is due to the owner, Donald Houston, setting up Mingary Castle Preservation & Restoration Trust. A huge amount of work is going into the restoration of the heritage building, with local craftsmanship leading the effort. To read more about the project visit www.mingarycastletrust.co.uk/mingarycastletrust/.

Hambleside Danelaw is pleased to be involved in the work, and Dryseal is the ideal component for the future of the castle. For further details on Dryseal or how to become an approved Dryseal contractor, please call 01327 701900 or email dryseal@hambleside-danelaw.co.uk.