Project: Elvaston Castle
Purpose: Scaffold encapsulation for weather protection
Project value: £560,000
Main contractor: Derbyshire County Council
Client: Castle Construction
Products: Flame retardant 300µm Tufcoat Shrink Wrap
Tufcoat worked with Castle Construction to provide weather protection around roof repairs on Elvaston Castle. The Grade II listed building, located on Elvaston Castle Country Park has faced years of neglect, and subsequently required major restoration work. The building is owned by Derbyshire County Council, who provided the funding for the project.
After previous repairs to the South side of the building’s roof in 2012, works have taken place on the East side of the castle. This included; Removing and replacing the roof tiles, repairing and replacing timbers, stone works and fixing water run off issues to make the roof watertight.
Elvaston Castle Scaffold Shrink Wrap
Tufcoat shrink wrap was used to encapsulate the scaffolding around works taking place on two separate areas of roof. Along with encapsulating the side elevations of the structures, shrink wrap was also used to create a temporary roof. We carried out a full installation service and used over 700m² of our 300µm Scaffold Shrink Wrap to provide a weatherproof, internal work environment around the required areas. Due to the sensitive nature of the works taking place, it was vital that the area was fully protected from any adverse weather.
There are a number of potential future works to Elvaston Castle Country Park planned, such as restoration to the site’s clock tower. Using Tufcoat shrink wrap allowed the works on the Elvaston Castle roof to take place unaffected, preventing project downtime and weather damage to a site of great heritage.