conservation architects

rathlin manor house

For years, the Rathlin Manor House remained derelict on the island due to extreme weathering from its coastal surroundings. As part of a social enterprise scheme, funding was obtained to restore one of the islands tourist attractions back to its former glory. The building had previously suffered from water egress on its western elevation which the National Trust had attempted to resolve. However, these improvements failed and the building had become unusable. The design team ensured that as much of the original fabric of the building was retained as possible. All of the original materials still remain in the building and the historically significant materiality has even been extended to the second-hand, vertically-slated facade found on the western gable - keeping brand new materials being used to an absolute minimum.