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Project1_Layout 1 07/05/2013 1Project1_01992 PITCHED ROOFING New rooflight range unveiled 100 MARCH 2018 RCIMAG.COM Zink Copper Stainless 801927 www.almhm.co.uk Building Innovation has expanded its range of specialist roofing solutions with the launch of Inno-Dome, a curved rooflight designed to integrate seamlessly within any Building Innovation tapered insulation system. Suitable for roofing applications up to a maximum roof slope of 25°, the new Inno-Dome range is said to have been designed with flexibility in mind. The rooflights are available with a variety of glazing options, base heights and kerb specifications dependent on application. Variants include a refurbishment kerb which raises the upstand height of existing rooflight bases by 150mm, allowing them to be retained in applications where additional insulation is added to a roof. Inno-Dome can be designed as fixed or opening skylights, or as smoke and heat extraction units. The glazing options allow light transmission rates of up to 49%, effectively illuminating internal spaces and helping to reduce artificial lighting demand. The unit bases can be quickly and easily installed, and are designed to minimise thermal bridging through a range of insulated core options. www.building-innovation.co.uk Crammond Select Homes has recently renovated the Powis Mains Farm in the small village of Blairlogie, one of Scotland’s first conservation villages. CUPA PIZARRAS slate was chosen as it met the specific requirements of the heritage site surrounding durability and appearance. This project involved removing the old farm buildings and barns, and replacing them with 11 threebedroom homes. Due to Blairlogie being a heritage area, the local authority enforced conditions for the new buildings, stating that all homes must utilise specific materials to blend in with the traditional Scottish architecture of the village. To comply with this, slate roofing played a key role and CUPA PIZARRAS’ Heavy 3 was specified. Bobby Halliday, the developer and architect of this project, said: “Heavy 3 was ideal for this project, due to its close resemblance to the traditional highland slate from Ballachulish that is no longer produced, making the CUPA PIZARRAS slate the primary choice for traditional Scottish slate roofing, whether it be for new or refurbished roofs. In addition, it is the only slate that can successfully withstand the Scottish weather, thanks to its thickness of 7-8mm.” Heavy 3 offers a 100-year warranty, and according to CUPA PIZARRAS, it has never had to replace one of its roofs in Scotland. Bobby Halliday went on to add: “CUPA PIZARRAS is a wellestablished company that I enjoy working with. When we took the scaffolding down for this project, there were very little breakages, making this roof manufacturer stand out amongst many competitors. “We have completed seven homes to date and all 11 properties are set to be finished in a few months. It’s also been great that we have received many compliments on the overall appearance of the houses.” A previous similar project that Bobby Halliday Architects and Crammond Select Homes have completed with CUPA PIZARRAS has also been awarded ‘Development of the Year’ by the Herald Property Awards. Derek Waters of Derek Waters and Sons, the roofing contractor for the above project, said: “We use CUPA PIZARRAS frequently, as the slates are solid and can stand up to any powerful weather. When we complete each house, it appears to have a perfect aesthetic every time and this is thanks to this highquality product.” Allan Liddell, area sales manager at CUPA PIZARRAS, added: “It’s excellent that CUPA PIZARRAS has become a part of this incredible renovation project. I’m pleased that our slate is chosen for its high quality, but also that it can be used as a way to allow certain parts of Scotland to hold on to their special heritage.” www.cupapizarras.com/uk Natural Slate retains the Scottish charm Aggregate Industries supplies to Cotswold development Building materials manufacturer Aggregate Industries has supplied walling, roofing, and flooring products to a new residential development in Charlbury, Oxfordshire. The ten fivebedroom houses at Ditchley Gate have been built by developer H Willis. Aggregate Industries’ products were said to be ideal for residential developments in the Cotswolds. For the roofing, Bradstone ‘Cotswold’ tiles were specified, as they are said to resemble indigenous Cotswold slate. The reconstructed stone roof tiles provided an alternative to natural stone slates, and were laid to a traditional diminishing course for an authentic visual. Jeremy Lee, sales director for Aggregate Industries’ Building Products division, said: “This job demonstrated our capabilities perfectly, as we were able to offer a full solution to H Willis, providing concrete blocks, walling, flooring and roofing to the development. With many of our products manufactured in our large-scale facility in Ashton Keynes, Swindon, we were able to flexibly accommodate the delivery schedule, causing minimal disruption to local residents. “We’ve worked with H Willis for a number of years, due to the fact our products provide an authentic, aesthetic appearance that complements the indigenous Cotswold natural area.” Henry Willis, managing director at H. Willis, added: “The products supplied by Aggregate Industries lent themselves to the project extremely well. The look of the roughly-dressed quarried stone for the walling was perfectly coupled with the ‘Cotswold’ roofing tiles, providing a beautiful finish, enhancing the overall development.” www.aggregate.com


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