Client: Gallie Craig Coffee House
Architect: IB MacFadzean
Contractor: SW Roofing of Dumfries
Type of works: a Blackdown green roof system from Alumasc was installed, bringing the visual and environmental benefits of a naturally planted roof.
The new Gallie Craig Coffee House at Drummore in Stranraer has the most spectacular position, perched above cliffs overlooking the Mull of Galloway. In view of the outstanding natural beauty of the location it is not surprising that the project had to go through rigorous planning authorisation before construction could begin, with a green roof system the obvious choice to crown the building.
A Blackdown green roof system from Alumasc was installed, bringing the visual and environmental benefits of a naturally planted roof. The roof build-up consists of a Derbigum high-performance warm roof construction with a root-resistant cap sheet, overlaid with SSM 45 moisture-retention mat, Floradrain FD40 drainage board, a filter sheet and a specialist roof substrate to support the vegetation.
The architect IB MacFadzean, and the client, knew that Alumasc offered a complete green roof system and had extensive experience with installations of a similar nature to that they proposed. The green roof was installed by Alumasc approved contractor, SW Roofing of Dumfries, however the actual planting was installed by the client, contributing to a cost-effective solution.
The complete roof system was installed without hindrance and now enables the building to achieve a remarkable level of harmony with its environment - a situation which will persist for many years to come with the comprehensive Alumasc Warranty relating to the Derbigum waterproofing, which covers both material and workmanship, providing long-term assurance of reliable performance for the roof.
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