Roof and external facade restoration / refurbishment to Roche Castle
Roche Castle was built in the late 1800s. It had been extended in the 1960s. The building had been derelict for over 30 years.
The scope of work for Mid West Lime as Main Contractors for the works was stone replacement of many of the carved stone elements to two towers of the castle, remove cement pointing and repoint with lime mortar, install two new lead roofs to the octagonal towers, demolish the 1960s cast concrete additions and to restore the original roof lines. The existing windows were cleaned and repaired and three new doors were installed.
Internal works included deconstructing the first floors, repairing and replacing load bearing pine beams to carry the 50mm structural floor boards. New lath and plaster ceilings with sheeps wool insulation were fitted to the ground floor ceilings. The suspended timber ground floors were lifted, repaired insulated with sheeps wool insulation and relaid.