Seamus Heaney Home Place, Bellaghy, Ireland

Seamus Heaney Home Place, Bellaghy, Ireland

Home of an Irish poet

The new state of the art centre “Seamus Heaney Home Place” in Bellaghy, Northern Ireland has recently been completed. The façade of the building has been finished in various materials that blend harmoniously with the Swisspearl® fibre cement cladding panels.

The building designed by Architects WM Given located in Coleraine, Northern Ireland chose the Swisspearl® cladding, not only because of the wide variety of colours available, but also of its’ excellent environmental properties and longevity. The panels are 100% environmentally friendly since neither the raw materials nor the production process contain any harmful substances. The fibre cement panels are made from 95% of natural raw materials from the Swiss mountains: cement, pulverized limestone, water and air. This ensures an effective protection of material resources, avoiding unnecessary transport distances when the product is manufactured.
The Swisspearl® panels were installed by Thornton Roofing and the sub-frame System uses a Kingspan insulated Karrier panel to which the Swisspearl Panel is attached.

Green features

  • 100% Recyclable
  • LEED Awards
  • Longevity: life expectancy up to 60 years
  • Reduces solar heat gain
  • Energy Cost Savings
  • Reliable product performance, high resistance to weather conditions and UV


  • Superior technical service from the design to the installation phase
  • Panels are delivered directly to jobsite ready to install
  • Reduces installation time, due to operational efficiency
  • Easy deconstruction due to clearly separated layers

    We were impressed by the wide range of colours and finishes Swisspearl had to offer. Everything from the quality of the product to delivery and application onsite helped to ensure that this project was finished to the highest standard.

    W M Given, Architecture


    ©Graham Curry


    ©Graham Curry


    ©Graham Curry


    ©Graham Curry


    Key Facts

    Seamus Heaney Home Place | Website


    Building period
    2015 – 2016


    Bellaghy, Northern Ireland | Google Maps


    Building owner
    Mid-Ulster District Council | Website


    W M Given, Coleraine, Northern Ireland | Website


    Graham Curry, “Copeland”, 55 Moss Road, Millisle, Co. Down, BT22 2DS


    General Contractor
    Brendan Loughran & Sons Ltd, Carrickmore, Northern Ireland | Website


    Façade erector
    Thornton Roofing, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland | Website


    Swisspearl Distributor
    Swissfacades, Ireland | Website


    Façade Material
    SWISSPEARL CARAT Black Opal 7020 HR

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