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
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    Installation

  • 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
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    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

    Project
    Seamus Heaney Home Place | Website

     

    Building period
    2015 – 2016

     

    Location
    Bellaghy, Northern Ireland | Google Maps

     

    Building owner
    Mid-Ulster District Council | Website

     

    Architect
    W M Given, Coleraine, Northern Ireland | Website

     

    Photographs
    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
    SWISSPEARL NOBILIS Beige N813 HR
    SWISSPEARL NOBILIS Grey N214 HR
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