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Roofshield®—the premier choice for historic royal palace

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Roofshield roofing underlay at Hillsborough Castle

ROOFSHIELD®, one of the world’s highest performing pitched roofing underlays, has been selected to provide superior quality protection for one of our most-beautiful historic royal palaces.

Hillsborough Castle is the official residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and all members of the Royal Family, including the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

Historic Royal Palaces set out an ambitious programme of works comprising major renovations, the addition of two new visitor centres and a host of smaller operational buildings. The total costs for the project were around £20 million.

Penrose Roofing 2014 was awarded the roofing contract, which included all lead work and rainwater disposals. The contract consisted of 13 individual roofs, with the primary coverings ranging from new Welsh natural slate, Canadian Glendyne natural slate, and with some roofs stripped re-using the existing natural slates, making up the shortfall with salvaged Welsh slate.

Architects Consarc specified Roofshield pitched roof underlay to be fitted to a total of nine of the roofs, including five new builds and four existing. The largest of the roofs was on the lower visitor centre which consisted of a new build joining to existing buildings, all within the original inner wall area.

The high performance of Roofshield, backed by two BBA Certificates, has been successfully for nearly 25 years.

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