Modern monocouche render by Saint-Gobain Weber has been specified in the restoration project of 19th century Gosford Castle, County Armagh. Once the largest private house in Ireland, the Castle has been rescued from dereliction and is now an exclusive community of 23 individually designed homes created within the fabric of the original building.
A+ Green Guide rated weber.pral D has been spray applied to the interior walls of the three-storey Bastion Gate which has an imposing portcullis entrance, high arched ceilings and fine, intricate detail work. This through-coloured render incorporates innovative One-Coat Technology which is recognised for its contribution to minimising programme works. By reducing the drying time associated with a traditional two coat system by as much as 50 per cent, on-site labour and the cost of equipment is greatly reduced which has helped with the demanding completion schedule of the Bastion Gate.
Main contractor Samuel Millar, of Randalstown, County Antrim, has undertaken the interior refurbishment of the walls and ceilings in just five months.
In the Bastion Gate, authentic colours of Chalk, Sand, Earth Red and Stone Grey have been used to replicate the original colour schemes in the principal rooms which have recaptured the
bright atmosphere of the Castle in its prime.