Grade I listed gardens preserved by DTH aluminium panels

The project

We were contacted by the Head of Operations and Security at Castle Howard. They needed us to facilitate the installation of numerous fibreglass sculptures using our aluminium panels. They were required on-site for a new contemporary art exhibition created by Tony Cragg.

Castle Howard is a stately home with surrounding pristine gardens. Both the property and gardens are Grade I listed on the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. In addition to this, there are many other listed structures on the estate, several of which are on the Heritage at Risk Register.

This meant our aluminium panels were essential to protect the heritage grounds and immaculate lawn.

The location

The Castle Howard Estate, York

The challenges and aluminium panel solution

As the estate and gardens are over 322 years old, we knew the significance of ensuring we used the best equipment, trackway type and accessories to suit the requirements.

Following an in-depth site survey we specified 42 of our aluminium panels. We installed them in a way which would ensure the most protection for the grounds. This would ensure protection against both staff footfall and transportation.

Due to the vehicles carrying and erecting fibreglass structures, we also needed to ensure our solution was as level as possible. Amongst all this we had the battle of poor weather conditions.

aluminium panels used on listed building

Did you know?

We’ve previously written some insights discussing the use of aluminium panels for heavy equipment on listed grounds and also how to care for your grass after using ground support mats.

Client testimonial

“We were faced with a challenge of wet conditions that made it difficult for us to make progress. However, we reached out to the team at Davis for help, and they were simply amazing. Andrew and his team worked tirelessly to provide us with the necessary equipment and skills to get the job done quickly. In just 2 days, we achieved what would have taken us a whole week. Their support and timely assistance were invaluable to keeping our project on track.

Thank you, Davis team, for showing us what true teamwork and dedication can achieve!
Anne Inskip, Head of Operations and Security, Castle Howard