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Heritage Leadwork Ayrshire

Heritage Leadwork Ayrshire. Heritage roofing can be defined as roof covering works carried out with traditional materials and workmanship to buildings which have a historic value. This is as opposed to modern materials and workmanship used with current building practices. Scotland & Britain in general has one of the oldest housing stocks in Europe, many of them in conservation areas. There are many thousands of other listed buildings such as churches, castles, civic buildings, mills, farmhouses cottages and country buildings, as well as stately homes. View our Heritage Leadwork Services Page.

Nova contracts specialise in heritage roofing work with a real focus on heritage leadwork. Lead is an important feature of traditional roofing, and is unrivalled for its durability but, as with any roofing, must be properly specified and installed. We have undertaken training initiatives and attended seminars and workshops which promote a deeper understanding of heritage roofing, giving assurances to owners of heritage buildings, all Nova Contracts work will be undertaken to the highest standards. View our leadworking credentials here.

Aiket Castle near Dunlop is one of our most recent heritage leadwork projects and the building is steeped in history. Nova Contracts are working with main contractor, Renaissance Masonry Construction Ltd. Aiket Castle itself was a four storeyed square tower typical of the residences of the lesser barons, originally surrounded by a moat and built by the Cunninghames soon after they acquired the land in 1479. Following the murder of the 4th Earl of Eglinton the castle was destroyed and then rebuilt, with an extension, in 1592. In 1734 the castle was sold and the new owners attempted to remodel the castle as a Georgian semi-classical mansion, removing the top storey in the process. Read more about Aiket Castle in Wikipedia.

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