Fibre cement slates from Cembrit have been used in 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 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.
Bridgend-based roofing company, Rooftop Tiling Ltd, was appointed as the main contractor for this project. Having referred to the project requirements, the contractor identified the requirement for a roofing material that could be easily cut and installed on multi-pitched roof designs. Rooftop Tiling Ltd specified Cembrit Moorland dressed edge slates and sourced these products in 600 by 300mm blue/black from its local builder’s merchant, Robert Price Ltd.
Nick Pritchard, Commercial Manager at Rooftop Tiling Ltd, said: “We wanted to ensure we deliver a visually attractive slate that could also handle the complex roof design. We are pleased with the end result. 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. Each slate is pigmented during production and fully compressed. The edges are dressed and then the slates are finished with a semi-matt acrylic coloured coating to the top face and edges, and a clear binder to the back face.
Cembrit Moorland Slates are manufactured in accordance to BS EN ISO 9001: 2000 and BS EN 492: 2004 product specification for fibre cement slates and their fittings.