Natural slate roofing from the UK’s leading producer, Cumbria-based Burlington, features extensively within one of the country’s fastest growing holiday, business and leisure venues – Ribby Hall Village.

Located near Blackpool in Lancashire, and having been re-branded ‘100 acres of holidays’, Burlington’s roofing slate adorns a number of varying types and styles of roofscapes across Ribby Hall Village. Specified as part of a progressive and innovative on-site design and build programme, Burlington’s Blue/Grey natural slate features as the roof finish on the venue’s modern business and conferencing centre, including its feature dormer windows, not to mention the newly-refurbished bar and grill that provides further functionality to a facility capable of accommodating up to 500 delegates. Indeed the business and conference facility is a former Overall Winner in the Conference sector of the tourism and holiday industry’s first Business Excellence Awards.

Featuring Burlington’s Blue/Grey 14” – 10” random width slates, the same material has also been used to roof Ribby Hall Village’s neighbouring hotel and Village store. Set on three floors and overlooking a small lake with 50ft fountain, the magnificent and award-winning hotel - complete with 29 suites - sees the Blue/Grey slate contrasting perfectly with the classic looking cream and beige finish of its external envelope.

And famed for providing holiday visitors with a choice of activities and accommodation, Ribby Hall Village has added six Scandinavian pine lodges that also feature a Burlington slate roof. Furnished to exacting standards and featuring outdoor hot tubs, balconies and terraces, each of the six roofscapes features 16” long random width slates. Roofing contractors responsible for installing the natural slates roofs throughout Ribby Hall Village were specialist roofing contractors, K. Swanton of Kendal.

Commenting on the specification of the Burlington slate, Special Projects Manager, Stuart Simmons said: “The slate is extremely high quality and a product that fits perfectly with the type and style of building on which it is installed at Ribby Hall Village. The product has long been admired by many here for its prominence throughout the nearby Lake District, and this is another reason why we wanted to see the material take its place in the grand scheme of things at Ribby Hall.”

Established some 11 years ago, Ribby Hall Village has quickly established itself as an excellent holiday destination offering a unique experience by providing guests with a wide choice of activities and accommodation. Facilities across the 100 acre site include two half Olympic size swimming pools, nine-hole golf course, mini golf course, soft play area, outdoor obstacle course, a choice of restaurants and bars, tennis courts, horse riding and cycle hire.

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