THE NEW village hall in Thakeham is now covered by an outstanding standard detailed slate roof. The natural slate selected for the project was natural slate CUPA 12, from CUPA PIZARRAS’ quarry La Campa, in Spain. Slates were supplied by Burton Roofing Merchants.
This project is part of the Abingworth Meadows development designed by Thrive architects. Mike Lenton of the award-winning housebuilder Oakford Homes oversaw the construction of this fantastic new facility.
This new village hall aims to become the centre of village life and its stunning exterior design perfectly reflects this goal. High-quality materials are harmoniously combined with great expertise.
Roof installation was subcontracted to the NJS group, a roofing company which is expert in all kinds of roofing projects, from private residential to large commercial sites. In terms of design, most of the roof is covered with rectangular slate units. However, bullnose slates were added to create feature courses that provide a personalised appearance to the building.
Burton Roofing Merchants supplied everything necessary to ensure the weathertightness and durability of the natural slate roof. They confidently recommend CUPA PIZARRAS natural slates because of their consistent level of quality and trouble-free product and service guarantee.
CUPA 12 natural slates require a high expertise to guarantee a uniform installation and they have been perfectly adapted to the roof by NJS Roofing.
Darren Stigant, roofing director of NJS Roofing, explains: “We have been using Burton Roofing for three years now and they always provide a reliable service, high stock levels and staff that go out to their way to ensure we get the material on site when we need it.”
Durability and low maintenance were key elements when choosing slate as the roofing material. Natural slate has a lifespan of up to 100 years and requires virtually no maintenance. Besides, slates appearance and performance remain unchangeable throughout decades.