Luxury roof for listed building

A listed building in Helensburgh has been undergoing a complete re-roofing project to accommodate new luxury apartments. 

Due to planning restrictions, Cupa Pizarras’ Heavy 3 slate was specified due to its close resemblance to the original Scottish slate used.

Built in the 1860’s by architect William Leiper, the Braeholm building has had various uses over the years including as a maternity hospital and seaman’s mission. Now owned by property developer Panacea Property, the development features twelve apartments.

“We were really keen to get started on such an iconic, heritage building, especially with the prominent roofing features,” said Darren McGhee, MD of DMG Roofing & Building Ltd. 

“Heavy 3 helped these features as although it was easy to cut, the slates themselves did not break easily and were incredibly durable.”