works carried out at Cloncaird were recently shortlisted, and
ultimately successful for the prestigious Murdoch Award in
Murdoch Award is the construction industry's most prestigious
award for leadwork. Cloncaird Castle is a privately owned residence,
listed as a Category A Building by Historic Scotland.
the supervision of Architect Tom Waddell of Thomas Design Architects,
the project initially consisted of extensive leadwork to the
gutter, flashings and coverings to new dormers in the stable
block of the castle.
Whilst on site, we were approached to look
at a proposal to cover an existing courtyard with a glass roof
to form a modern atrium that would be used for entertaining.
The further combination of flat roof area and gutters proved
to be a significant challenge in interfacing traditional leadwork
installation techniques with a modern roof design in glass.
renewing of the flashings and weatherings required particular
attention to detail because of the condition of the existing
of the stonework, resulting in the apron flashing at the head
of the slated roof being turned over the apex of the cope and
secured with a continuous copper clip. This detail was
used throughout the project that involved more than 20 tonnes
of sheet lead in Codes 6 & 8. See
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