Ash Cladding Revisited – Avernish Point, Scotland

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Occasionally we revisit projects we have been part of over the past few years to see how our products  have stood the test of time.  A particular favourite is this cladding project.  We were approached to supply olive ash cladding for this lodge refurbishment in Scotland way back in 2014.  ‘Tulach Ard’  stands right on the shores over looking Avernish Point on the road to the Isle of Skye. 

First built in 1720  it was originally known as The Old Manse at Balmacara, which incidentally is the same name as the hill which stands behind the house.  Remodelled and modernised by owner and architect Lachlan Stewart and his son makes for more contemporary lodgings and bringing it up to date with modern living. 

Lachlan wanted to maintain the originality of this sixteenth century lodge. The use of ash cladding has certainly achieved this, bringing warmth, natural colour and interest to the dining and drawing rooms.  With stone floors and underfloor heating it really is a cosy place to relax whilst admiring the beautiful view over looking Loch Alsh.  Lachlan Stewart and his wife Annie own a ANTA a Scottish interior and lifestyle design company with retail premises in Scotland and London.  Their beautiful Scottish designs feature throughout the lodge. Originally his childhood home Tulach Ard  is available as a holiday home for all to enjoy.

Lachlan Stewart commented:  It is always a pleasure to work with Ben and we have returned to him time and again for timber for other projects.  We always find him to be very professional in his approach and his of knowledge of the timber he produces is second to none.  We would not hesitate to recommend his company.  Thank you Ben.

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Ben Sutton has established himself as independent hardwood timber merchant and supplier with a solid reputation built up over the last 20 years. He is committed to providing a bespoke and professional service to his clients at all times, whilst maintaining the highest quality product. Follow Ben on LinkedIn.