Durlston Castle

Category: Sureset Blog

Posted 13th March 2012 by Kevin Weston


Back in November SureSet put the final touches to a refurbishment project which had been ongoing for 8 years at Durlston Castle, Swanage. The history of the extraordinary Victorian building reaches back to the 1800s. Funding through the Heritage Lottery Fund amongst others has transformed the Castle which now houses a new visitor centre to Durlston Country Park and National Nature Reserve and stands as a gateway to the Jurassic Coast.

Over 900 square metres of SureSet Permeable Resin Bound Paving was laid on a mixture of pathways, courtyards and observation areas which encompass the grounds. Norwegian Bronze and a bespoke mix suitably named Dorset Fawn were the blends used to complement the existing structure.

Emphasis with resurfacing on any Heritage Site is not only on keeping with the traditional looks of the grounds but also on the sustainability, longevity and resistance to damage of the product.  For these reasons SureSet was the ideal solution firstly being able to match the colour requirements and then professionally installing a product that will keep its good looks for many years to come.

Over the years SureSet has been selected as the obvious choice on a number of Heritage Sites such as St Anne’s Church in Wandsworth, Isleworth War Memorial in London and King Johns Castle in Odiham.