Grade 2 roof replacement, Thurland Castle, Lancashire

The brief:

To complete work on a new roof at Thurland Castle in Lancashire, which dates back to the 14th century in parts and is designated by English Heritage as a Grade 2 listed building. Set in parkland and surrounded by a moat, it is a stunning building that combines Elizabethan and Gothic revival architecture.

Time on site:

The project was completed in 14 weeks.

Work on site:

It was a pleasure to work on such a fantastic building with a mixed architectural heritage and complex challenges including intricate lead detailing, and tricky access which necessitated the use of slate elevators.

Our joiners, natural slate roofers, and our lead workers all brought their experience and skills to the fore in order to complete the work on time, to budget and in line with the very specific building consents associated with the Grade 2 listing.

250 year old buildings with parts that date back to medieval times require great care and attention to safeguard them from the elements and we were proud to have been part of this latest phase of conservation work at the castle. Perfectly matched, new, natural slates were sourced due to a lack of reusable slate on the building.