Cembrit Contessa natural slates have ‘wrapped up’ a project in Devon which transformed an unused primary school into new homes.
Bluecoat Villas, which is located in Torrington, a historic market town in the north of Devon, features 13 two, three and four bedroom properties. Barnstaple-based building contractors, Anderson & Evans specified Cembrit Contessa slates, and installed approximately 30,000 of the blue/black slates on the roof and on the external walls of the properties to provide a highly aesthetic appearance and a versatile design.
“Cembrit natural slates are a fantastic building product,” commented Gary Evans, Director, Anderson and Evans Ltd. “We have worked with Cembrit slates in the past, and were impressed by the material, as the slates don’t break, resulting in no wastage. This is a huge advantage for us. The textured appearance of the Contessa slates beautifully complements the external envelope of both the new and existing properties.”
Contessa comes from quarries in Spain and features a textured surface. Strong enough to withstand weather conditions and unaffected by sunlight, ultraviolet light and acid rain, the slates are designed to last the lifetime of the building.