Case Study

Monterey Park

Roof coverings for 91 units with a variety of specifications.

Project Brief

Monterey Park is a new housing development located in Bovey Tracey, a small town in a rural location on the edge of the famous Dartmoor National Park - the largest area of open space in Southern England. The development consists of a mixture of three, four and five bedroom homes.

Western Counties Roofing was contracted by Taylor Wimpey to install roof coverings for 91 units with a variety of specifications.

What We Did

This project was a multi phase project with the development of three, four and five bedroom properties with a range of designs and specifications. Natural Brazilian slate in graphite or grey green was specified dependant on the design of the building. Natural slate offers a unique and attractive roof covering which can transform a building; giving aesthetically pleasing, striking, stylish results. As well as it visual benefits natural slate provides durability, versatility, longevity with its ability to withstand extreme environmental and weather conditions making it an ideal material for roofing. Slates were double lapped and laid in a broken bond pattern and in some design dorma windows were incorporated.

The project ran over 104 weeks with an average of 6 roofers on site, when required. A leadsmith was required to install flashing a provide waterproofing to the perimeter and abutments. During the project there were some unusually severe weather conditions which caused problems to the whole construction industry in the south west and delayed all trades making keeping to schedule very difficult. Western Counties roofing employ many roofers and where possible would add additional labour to keep the program running to schedule.