Fibre cement slates from Cembrit have complemented the new-build homes that David Wilson Homes has developed in South Wales.
St Canna’s Green is a newly built David Wilson Homes development comprising of 40 three, four and five-bedroom properties. Multiple properties within the development feature complex roofing designs, with different roof pitches ranging from 35° to 45° rafter pitches, dormer and rooflight windows requiring a roof covering that could accommodate these details.
Having referred to the project requirements, the contractor recognised that the requirement for a roofing material that could be easily cut and installed on multi pitched roof designs. Whilst looking natural from the ground, Rooftop Tiling specified Cembrit Moorland dressed edge slates and sourced these products in 600mm x 300mm blue/black from its local builder’s merchant, Robert Price.
Nick Pritchard, commercial manager at Rooftop Tiling, said: “We wanted to ensure we delivered a pleasing finish to the St Canna’s Green project by installing a visually attractive slate that could also handle the complex roof design. The slates complement the design of the individual properties, and the development as a whole.”
Moorland fibre cement slates are manufactured using Portland cement, together with a non-asbestos formulation of blended synthetic and cellulose fibres.