Project Overview

project name: Inverary Castle - Biomass Boiler Installation and Building Renovation
quantity surveyor: GLM Architects
client: Argyle Estates
services consultant: Irons Foulner
value: £1.96m
structural engineer: Will Rudd Davidson/David Matheson Consulting Engineer
architect: GLM Architects
main contractor: Taylor and Fraser

Taylor and Fraser were appointed to carry out the renovation of ‘Grade A’ listed Inveraray Castle for the Duke of Argyll. The works to the building included refurbishment, alterations and upgrading of existing facilities throughout the castle, a new Biomass boiler plant was installed remotely from the Castle with underground mains serving other building within the estate.

Internally alterations were carried out to form new en-suite bathrooms within private quarters including marble floor, wall finishes, surrounds, redecoration, joiner/plaster repairs. The new works were carried out whilst conserving the original fabric of the building which meant protecting and working around its historic features.

Scope of Work

Externally substantial conservation works were carried out on the existing roofs which included significant rot repairs, and façade stonework.

  • Works associated with Grade “A” listed building
  • Major conservation & restoration works
  • Structural/façade repairs
  • Plaster and cornice Repairs
  • Roof and stone work repairs
  • Window repairs and replacements and conservation rooflights
  • Metal, cast iron repairs
  • Installation of a Biomass Boiler Plant within a remote boilerhouse
  • Ash and Fuel Handling System
  • BMS Controls
  • Replacement of Heating and Domestic Water Systems
  • Underground Low Pressure Hot Water mains runs through the estate parkland and gardens from the boilerhouse to a plantroom within the basement of the castle.
  • Commissioning
  • Re-use of existing estate private water supply, filtered and supplying a pressurisation pump set to increase pressure in the distribution pipework serving en-suite facilities and all other outlets
  • Rewiring and new electrical installation
  • New staircase
  • Specialist furniture and fit-out works including kitchen and dining room in the Duke’s private quarters
  • Remedial steelwork to support floors above historical ornate hand painted ceilings
  • Finishes, Painterwork and floor finishes
  • Civil and Builder Work