Scottish inspiration using natural materials
Hope Homes have taken inspiration from Scottish domestic architecture of the late 17th to the mid-19th century to create their latest development, Chapelton, in the thriving seaside town of Seamill,West Kilbride.
Attention to detail is paramount at the development and a total of 125 prestigious, two, three, four and five bedroomed period-style properties are being solidly built from natural materials such as slate, sandstone and larch.
A key challenge was to specify slates which offer uniformity in finished appearance but meet the needs of varying roof pitches. For example, the five bedroomed Admiral property is built to a typical Georgian design which has a shallower pitch and required a larger slate than the single storey cottages and other house types. SIGA’s sizing options were able to facilitate each specification, providing aesthetic uniformity.
SIGA 67ATG confers superior aesthetics
SIGA 67ATG slates in two sizes have been specified to complete the roofs to these contemporary homes which have been designed with traditional style and kerb appeal in mind. This attractive, robust slate from the Specification range is backed by a 75-year Warranty and is suited to discerning customers looking for performance, longevity and superior aesthetics.
SIGA 67ATG was also selected as it offers their local subcontractor, Scott Roofing Services of Troon
excellent workability and a reliable supply of quality roof coverings. SIGA can provide test certificates and full traceability about where each natural slate was sourced and how best to work with the different ranges.
SIGA’s quality-checked slates means that contractors spend less time sorting and grading on site. Not only does this save project time and reduce labour costs, projects can be completed knowing that the slates are consistent in quality and wastage rates will be low.
“Chapelton is a greenfield development, so at the planning stage, we offered a natural slate
finish to all 11 house styles for three reasons. SIGA 67ATG is authentic, complies with Building
Regulations and is popular with potential house buyers.
“By drawing on the timeless language of traditional design, our Chapelton development is being
built to last and the choice of natural slate roofing together with other traditional materials will continue to look beautiful for decades to come.”
Anne Hope, Director, Hope Homes
For more information visit the SIGA Slate Natural website at www.sigaslate.co.uk.