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Canadian cedar shingles
The Bothy at Gorthleck in the Scottish highlands is a listed building that sits in a peaceful location surrounded by trees.
The external refurbishment of The Bothy was required due to the failure of the existing heather roof.
After the most recent roof refurbishment, 6 years ago, the roof was still leaking. Heather roofing requires a specialist skill set which is no longer easy to find.
The refurbishment required listed building consent to replace the heather roof. Usually, planning requirements prefer a ‘like for like’ replacement or, in the case of The Bothy, something completely unique.
The roof was re-specified using Marley Shingles supplied by Marley, to achieve a natural roofing finish for this woodland retreat, which is both watertight and aesthetically pleasing.
The original redesign of The Bothy featured a heavy gable end and, in line with listed building consent, the owners wanted to keep the same appearance. Specialist contractor Wyvis Roofing worked with the architect to design a robust timber fascia that would deliver the same effect.
The original ‘swept eyebrow’ window required a redesign, as the existing roof pitch was unsuitable for shingle installation.
The sweeps and curves of the roof create a stunning effect for this woodland retreat. This visual effect was created with painstaking attention to detail and exceptional workmanship.
Ian Sharp of Wyvis Roofing comments: "The original elements of the roof had to be considered with the new specification and revised to deliver the best performance, meet listed building planning requirements and, most importantly, give the owners a finished building that they love. Every individual shingle was cut to fit the flow and shape of the roof giving an incredible overall effect. It was a fantastic project to work on."