Project Overview

project name: Dumfries House, Ayrshire – Mechanical Services – Grade ‘B’ Listed Building
quantity surveyor:
client: Dumfries House Trust Outreach Project
services consultant: DMP Consulting Engineers Ltd
value: £942K
structural engineer:
main contractor: Taylor and Fraser

Taylor and Fraser was selected as Principal Contractor for this Grade ‘B’ Listed Building which is owned by The Great Steward’s of Scotland’s Dumfries House Trust and supported by The Prince’s Charities’, of which The Prince of Wales is Patron.  The Company undertook the installation and upgrading of a new heating system, heating and domestic water services, new radiators and circulation pumps to the existing and new boiler plant.  In order to achieve the seamless integration of the new mechanical services, building/alteration works were undertaken, sympathetic to the overall appearance and aesthetics of the listed building.  Many of the valuable antiques and paintings remained in place during these works and the building also remained fully operational throughout.


Scope of Work

Mechanical Services included:

  • New Heating System
  • New Boiler Plant
  • New external and internal water services systems
  • New oil fired heating plant
  • New external and internal heating services
  • Mechanical ventilation to toilets
  • Automatic Controls
  • Thermal Insulation
  • Builders works
  • Commissioning & Testing