Castle Harland

Inveresk Enterprises Ltd

A Southern Gulf Islands design/build company

what we do

We design and build bespoke dwellings for clients with a unique vision. Like Castle Harland above, our projects are rarely ordinary. They can be challenging on many levels, from capturing the design aspirations of our clients, to the logistics of construction. They are always memorable and invariably distinctive. 

We help our clients find expression for their architectural adventurism, sometimes by embracing the idiosyncratic. Castle Harland has a ride on railway that traverses its 130 acres. The rail route contains bridges across ravines and no less than three tunnels that were carved through rock.

We are not a volume builder. We commit to one project at a time and build with considerable care.  We use quality craftsmen and traditional construction techniques that time and the elements have tested over decades. But we also embrace proven contemporary construction technologies to provide modern machines for comfortable living. 

OUR APPROACH

Good architecture and quality craftsmanship transcend fashion. The craftsmen we engage deliver the skills, work ethic and diligence needed for their work to be timeless. 

Castle Harland was a year in conception and design preparation, and a full three years in building. Entirely clad in stone and with a Vermont slated roof with lead ridges, valleys and watergates, the roof discharges rainwater to the rocky outcrop around the building via eight gargoyles, carved in the form of First Nations animals. 

Finishes internally are traditional lime render and oak wall panelling, stone and oak floors, Douglas fir hammer beam trusses supporting the roof. A number of invisible doors in the building conceal rooms and secret spaces behind. 

A traditional Scottish yett, blocks access to the stone spiral stair that leads to the roof battlements. 

WHERE AND HOW WE OPERATE

We work throughout the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island. Our most westerly project is an off grid house in the elbow of a beautiful cove on a remote island off Tofino. At design stage we have a waterfront house on Salt Spring Island. 

Whilst these projects are both current, construction is phased so we can focus our construction efforts on Tofino. Concurrently we will be carrying out the necessary design and site tests on Salt Spring Island. 

The craftsmen we use are committed professionals from as far afield as Bella Bella to Salt Spring Island. They include stonemasons, master carpenters, blacksmiths, stained glass artists, landscapers, plus the general tradesmen and builders that every project demands and who are crucial to building on time, on budget and to quality.  

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Leverage cloud computing but funnel users. Repurposing stakeholder management yet think outside the box. Grow core competencies with a goal to re-target key demographics.

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