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Westpoint Homes Achieve Vintage Style with a Modern Edge in Edinburgh

23 Mar 2017
Case study

Having worked with Tobermore on previous housing projects, Westpoint Homes had no doubt Tobermore would provide the ideal solution once again when they were seeking paving and walling products for Corstorphine Gate, a new development in Edinburgh.

Corstorphine Gate was designed by Covell Matthews Architects and combines 24 private apartments that offer indulgent interiors and modern amenities.

Evan McKinnon, Technical Director at Westpoint Homes, explained what the company wanted to achieve at Corstorphine Gate: “We wanted to create homes that brought together traditional, country style with modern influences.

“We worked with Covell Matthews to develop a design that met our vision for the apartment buildings and it was decided that combining a stone product with render could help us achieve this.”

Westpoint Homes contacted Tobermore’s Scottish Sales team, confident that they would provide a solution - and Tobermore did not disappoint.

The Tobermore team presented Evan McKinnon with Country Stone Walling which offered a rustic appearance, similar to the aesthetics of natural stone. He was also impressed with the cost and the fast and easy installation process that Country Stone Walling offered.

Westpoint Homes incorporated Country Stone Walling in the blended colour of Cedar with a dark, contemporary render on the apartment buildings at Corstorphine Gate, creating a beautiful balance of traditional style with a modern edge. This ‘country-chic’ look is something that is increasingly sought after by new home buyers – and there is no doubt that visual appeal is crucial when selling properties.

Paving was selected as a complementary hard landscaping choice to the apartment buildings and the developer trusted in Tobermore to advise which products to go for.

Tobermore’s Pedesta block paving in the colours of Bracken and Charcoal was used for the main trafficked area on site. Pedesta is a highly versatile product as its rectangular profile allows for a number of laying patterns to be implemented and its smooth finish is ideal for vehicular use.

Historic Flags, a traditional style product, was specified for the pathways and garden areas around each apartment building in the chosen colour of Bracken. In contrast to Pedesta, Historic Flags are manufactured with fettled edges and a riven face which add to their vintage charm.

Reflecting on the project which was completed in Spring 2016, Evan McKinnon said: “The combination of paving and walling products supplied by Tobermore undoubtedly helped achieve the unique style and character at Corstorphine Gate.

“We’ve worked with Tobermore on a number of award-winning housing schemes in recent years including West Mill in Edinburgh, Thorngrove Park in Glasgow and Barronsfield Grange in Newtown Mearns, and they have never let us down.

“Tobermore is our first choice for hard landscaping and walling products.”

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