SIGA slate replicates local look

sigaSIGA slate has been used on a private residential retirement new build development in North Wales for its ability to replicate the look of local slate.

Approximately 29,000 SIGA 32 Specification slates feature on the 1,500m2 roof area of Cwrt Gloddaeth in Llandudno, adjacent to Snowdonia National Park, providing a total of 44 one and two bedroom retirement apartments.

It was important that the roofscape mirrored the roof coverings originally used in the area as closely as possible. SIGA slates were specified by architects, The Planning Bureau, as their North Wales origins best replicate the original and extinct Ffestiniog slate, both in texture and colour. The Local Authority accepted SIGA 32 in light of its approval by Snowdonia National Park.

Paul Brown, specifier for the project’s main contractor McCarthy and Stone Retirement Lifestyles, said:

“SIGA natural slate is extremely high quality and sits perfectly on the roofscape of this impressive building that features a multitude of intricate dormers and gables. The colour and appearance of the new roof covering complements the building’s overall exterior finish.”

Paul added:

“We have used SIGA slate on a similar development at Llangollen and will be using it again on a proposed retirement development in Lancaster that is due to be completed this year.”

Joe Bordas, category manager for pitched roofing at SIG Roofing, said:

“We are delighted that SIGA slate was chosen on this occasion. The cornerstone of our success is a commitment to providing quality natural slate sourced from a wide range of quarries that not only exceeds performance but meets all aesthetic requirements.”

Providing a warranty of up to 75 years on selected ranges, SIGA slate offers a locally tailored choice along with the widest range of true A1T1S1 roofing slate in stock that are available nationwide. The SIGA Specification range of slates meet NHBC requirements and provides a readily-available alternative to long-discontinued domestic British slates, with a close match for texture and colour.

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