Steadmans new Meta-Slateplus is roofing system of choice at leeds business park

Office buildings at a new Leeds business park in an outstanding rural setting will all feature Meta-SlatePlus, a new BBA-approved slate effect insulated metal roofing system from Steadmans.

When completed Carrwood Park will comprise 60,000 sq ft of office space. Set within 100 acres of landscaped grounds, it is located on a former farm near Leeds. Meta-SlatePlus was specified by landowner John Wilson who had used it successfully on previous farm building conversions.

Over 2,500 lin metres of Meta-Slate secret-fix interlocking panels will be fitted over Steadmans AS35/1000 100mm thick insulated panels to create Meta-SlatePlus on the three buildings. Steadmans is also supplying cold rolled purlins, eavesbeams, 'C' Sections and composite gutters on the project. Architects are Wetherby-based Wildblood MacDonald whilst installation of the roof system is being carried out by Boroughbridge contractor JSL Construction.

Martin Leake, JSL Construction project manager, said: “Carrwood Park is the first time we have installed Meta-SlatePlus. We found it very simple and easy to fit, which meant we could work quickly and safely. The products and service provided by Steadmans were excellent, ensuring that the project ran smoothly from initial order right through to delivery and site installation.

“Meta-SlatePlus is great from an installation perspective, offering a lightweight, cost-effective alternative to traditional slate whilst at the same time providing excellent insulation values. We would certainly recommend it on future projects of this type.”

Meta-SlatePlus is ideal for use in environmentally sensitive locations where box profile insulated metal roofing may not be acceptable to local authority planning departments. The system is supplied complete with a full range of colour-coded accessories including dry ridge, verge, hip and valley flashings, plus all sealants and fixings. Due to being BBA approved, Meta-SlatePlus offers peace of mind to both specifiers and end users alike.

Carrwood Park’s Oliver Wilson commented: “Meta-SlatePlus provided us with an aesthetically pleasing, fast and simple-to-install roofing solution that meant we could easily maintain tight construction deadlines. Being able to quickly apply a slate-effect roof whilst simultaneously insulating the building also helped us to effectively control costs.”

For further information on Meta-SlatePlus, call the Steadmans national sales team on 01697 478277, email: or visit

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