Guildhall, Derry

Penrose Roofing has recently installed Roofshield onto the roof of the prestigious Guildhall in Derry City, Northern Ireland.

Originally built in 1890, at a cost of only £19,000, it has been damaged several times over the years, including a fire which left only the clock tower standing. In 1972, the building was again badly damaged by a bomb which led to a restoration costing £1.7 million.

The Guildhall houses the Derry Council and also the Derry Feis, an event which celebrates Irish Culture. Guildhall was also home to the Saville Inquiry into the events of Bloody Sunday in 1972.

Designers Consarc Design, along with main contractor H&J Martin Limited were recently entrusted with the refurbishment of the Guildhall. H&J Martin Limited appointed Penrose Roofing to deal with the roofing elements of the project. Bearing in mind the historic nature of this building, they required a roofing underlay which they had supreme confidence in.

The benefits of Roofshield, a high performance vapour and air permeable membrane from The A. Proctor Group were significant. The very low vapour resistance, combined with high air permeability reduces any risk of interstitial condensation, and there is no requirement for a separate vapour control layer.

With an impressive 15 year track record, along with the back-up provided by The A. Proctor Group throughout any design and installation, using Roofshield ensures a robust and dependable solution.

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