The skill required to ensure the new roof covering lined up with the 200-year-old sandstone walls, and also to keep the building watertight, proved extremely challenging with constant time and care required.
One of the most striking architectural features at Kingsbarns Distillery is the ‘Doocot’ (the Scottish word for dovecot). This was originally a free-standing structure, and with its Adam style crenulations and Gothic detailing, it looks to the world like a miniature fortified tower.
Another prominent feature is the hexagonal shape of the roof that covers the restaurant and seating area below where tourists frequently venture to to try their famous whisky.
The project was worked on for three years, with close attention paid to the traditional methods and materials used to restore the original architecture. Simpson Brown Architects, who are specialists in this field, chose BMI Redland Old Hollow Pantile in Vintage Blue due to its antiquated aesthetic and similarity to the original tiles used.
Old Hollow System
Old Hollow System
Highly aesthetic roof including Old Hollow Clay Pantiles - traditional overlapping single pantiles featuring an authentic 'reclaimed appearance'
A system designed for duo pitched roofs, using Old Hollow Clay Pantiles that is ideal for any refurbishment situation. The Old Hollow Clay Pantiles provides a practical, durable and cost effective roofing solution for years to come.
Key features and benefits
Authentic rustic finish
Random pattern and texturing enhances vintage effect
Distinctive pattern of rolls and troughs
Peace of mind with complete system from one trusted supplier
Quality, traditional clay finish
Replicates perfectly the traditional old English pantile shape