Kent Housing Development ‘The Poppies’ Benefits from Zeeland Slates

Zeeland fibre cement slates from Cembrit have been installed on an interesting development in Kent, which sees the natural appearance of the slate complement the external weatherboard and brick finish. Built by Hillreed Homes, the two, three, four and five bedroom properties form part of ‘The Poppies’, a housing community in Kings Hill, West Malling.

‘The Poppies’ is a residential development located within close proximity to the Kings Hill village green, cricket ground and local golf course. The project boasts excellent transport links into London, whilst remaining a tranquil living space. ‘The Poppies’ development also consists of retail outlets, a school and leisure facilities. Kent-based contractors, Russell and Russell Roofing  specified blue/black Zeeland slates to provide an attractive finish to the residential properties.

“The Cembrit slates provided a fantastic finish for this modern design project,” commented Martin Morgan, of Russell and Russell Roofing. “Their textured surface and square edges result in a very natural appearance. As always, we were impressed with the customer service delivered by Cembrit and the high quality of the product.”

Zeeland slates are manufactured to the highest European standards using Portland cement together with a formulation of superior blended synthetic and cellulose fibres, Cembrit fibre cement slates are finished with a high quality, semi-matt acrylic coloured coating to the face and edges and a tinted, high performance binder to the back face. Zeeland slates are manufactured in accordance with a quality assurance system to ISO 9001 and to the requirements of BS EN 492: 2004 product specification for fibre cement slates and their fittings.

A range of independently awarded quality and environmental accreditations cover all of Cembrit’s fibre cement slate brands.