Persie House Restoration using Roofshield

July 3, 2024

Case Study Review:

Persie House Restoration using Roofshield


Project Overview

Project Name: Persie House Roof Restoration

Location: Highland Perthshire, Scotland

Project Type: Historical Building Restoration

Contractor: Foster Group (

Completion Date: June 2024



Persie House, ( a magnificent Edwardian country house, is nestled in the stunning Highland Perthshire countryside, surrounded by its farm and estate.

When the roof of this historic building required restoration, the Forster Group, an award-winning and market-leading provider of roofing and solar services in Scotland, was enlisted to handle the project. The restoration was carried out meticulously and sensitively to preserve the building's character and charm. Roofshield® was chosen for the slate roof to maintain its original elegance without slate vents or additional ventilation, making it a top-quality, specification compliant and cost-effective solution.


Why Roofshield?

Roofshield was selected for the Persie House restoration for several reasons:

  1. Breathability: Roofshield offers exceptional breathability, allowing moisture vapour to escape from the roof space while preventing water ingress. This feature is crucial in maintaining the structural integrity of historic buildings.
  2. Aesthetic Preservation: Roofshield helps preserve the house's original Edwardian charm and appearance by eliminating the need for slate vents or additional ventilation.
  3. Durability: The product's robust construction ensures long-term performance and reliability, which is essential for the demanding conditions of the Scottish Highlands.
  4. Cost-Effectiveness: Roofshield provides a cost-effective solution by reducing the need for additional ventilation components and associated labour.



The Forster Group undertook the restoration with extreme care, ensuring the historical and architectural integrity of Persie House was maintained. Key steps included:

  • Preparation: The existing roof structure was stripped and then carefully assessed and prepared to ensure a solid foundation for the new roof covering including Roofshield.
  • Installation: Roofshield was fitted to the roof structure, ensuring no gaps or wrinkles and the correct overlaps, to provide optimal breathability and protection.
  • Quality Control: Rigorous post-installation inspections were conducted to verify the correct and effective application of Roofshield.



The application of Roofshield in the Persie House roof restoration project delivered outstanding results:

  1. Enhanced Roof Performance: Roofshield's breathability and moisture control properties have significantly improved the overall performance and longevity of the roof.
  2. Aesthetic Integrity: Using Roofshield allowed the roof to maintain its original aesthetic appeal without the need for visible vents or additional ventilation.
  3. Historic Preservation: The careful application of Roofshield contributed to preserving the historical character and charm of Persie House.
  4. Cost Savings: The project achieved cost savings by reducing the need for additional materials and labour, thanks to Roofshield's efficient installation process.



The successful restoration of Persie House's roof using Roofshield highlights its effectiveness in historic building projects. Roofshield's superior breathability, durability, aesthetic contribution and cost-effectiveness make it an ideal choice for such endeavours. This case study demonstrates how Roofshield can contribute to maintaining the charm and integrity of historic properties while providing modern performance benefits.