For the second time in three years, stone from leading slate producer, Burlington Slate, helped scoop the prestigious Slate Award at the 2004 Natural Stone Awards. Held annually by the Stone Federation Great Britain, this year’s award was attributed to a leisure complex within a private residence in Hampshire Specified by leading New York architects, Leroy Street Studio, and supplied and installed by London-based specialist stone contractors, Stone Productions Ltd, Burlington’s striking pale green Elterwater stone was featured throughout the private leisure complex that is situated in a converted Victorian stable. Commenting on the award, the Judges said: “it shows the versatility of the stone in a harsh environment… and demonstrates what can be achieved when good materials are put together by an excellent designer.”

Elterwater stone is featured throughout the leisure complex that comprises an upper pool, swimming pool, underwater Jacuzzi, gymnasium, steam room, showers, toilets and kitchens. Upon entering the building, an oak bridge crosses the upper pool in which Elterwater stone graces the floors and skirtings.

From this pool, water then flows through a dividing wall and through slate flow channels and large stepping stones into the main pool where 30mm large format tiles of Elterwater stone in a honed finish provide cladding to the entire pool and underwater Jacuzzi areas. Finger grips, drainage channels and copings have also been created using the same stone.

To provide optimum slip resistance, 20mm paving tiles of Elterwater stone in a sandblasted finish grace the pool deck area of the main pool and this same finish is continued into the other areas, including shower and steam room floors and walls. The versatility of the stone is further emphasised by the creation of a steam room bench, cills, door heads, window reveals, kitchen worktop and washbowls in the toilets.

Commenting on behalf of Burlington Slate, Joint Managing Director, Malcolm Hatch said: “We are delighted that our stone has yet again helped scoop this prestigious award and are particularly impressed with the varied ways in which the stone has been featured. This project is indeed worthy of its accolade and is testimony to the beauty and versatility of Burlington’s stone.”

For further information, please contact Burlington Slate on 01229 889 661

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