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Sea King Helicopter
The owners of Mains Farm Wigwams near Stirling decided to add a novelty twist to their camping and glamping park, in form of an old naval helicopter. After snapping one up at auction, they completely stripped it out and transformed the inside into a snug and quirky self-contained accommodation for a family of five.
Visitors to this beautiful spot on the edge of the Trossachs National Park can now lodge in the refurbished Sea King. Undoubtedly Scotland's most unusual place to stay!
The helicopter was originally bought from the MOD for conversion into a luxury holiday home to sleep a family of up to five. It's now been added to their range of accommodation which includes caravans and wigwams with extensive views over the surrounding countryside.
The helicopter was sprayed with BASF WALLTITE CL100 closed cell foam to insulate the aircraft and reduce any risk of condensation forming on the metal fuselage. In order to incorporate a shower room, beds, a kitchen and dining area, internal space had to be maximised and the foam treatment was ideal as it didn't require any special fixings or ventilated spaces whilst also overcoming any potential thermal bridging issues. The seamless and high adhesion properties of the material also meant that the unusual curved shape of the fuselage could be fully treated without cutting or forming joints.
The install was carried out by EcoInsulate Ltd, a BASF Foam Master contracting company. Surveying and Estimating Manager Colin Davidson said: "This was an interesting project with which to be involved. It also emphasizes the varied uses and applications to which sprayed insulation can be applied.
"The material offers an ideal solution for insulating unusual or different structures which can sometimes prove difficult using more conventional loose fitting or rigid board products. We have now successfully completed work covering the Land, Sea and Air including buildings, marine craft and of course this Sea King helicopter."