Case Study

St Martin

Roof coverings for 88 plots for new development in Looe

Project Brief

St Martin launched in July 2012 and is a development of two, three, four and five bedroom homes in Looe. St Martin is situated on top of a hill just outside the quaint little fishing town of Looe and surrounded by stunning Cornish countryside.

This is a multi phase project, there are a total of 188 plots on the development and Western Counties Roofing have been contracted by Barrett Homes to be part of this ongoing project to installing roof coverings for 88 plots for phase 1 and 2 using a range of different materials for a variety of different specifications.

What We Did

Barratt homes pride themselves on the quality of their homes. Promoting design excellence, and best practice in the house building industry, they have been highly commended by their customers and the industry alike for the high standard of their products and services. One of the roof coverings specified by Barratts was natural slate which offers unique natural beauty, durability, versatility, longevity with its ability to withstand extreme environmental and weather conditions making it an ideal material for quality homes.

Another product specified was Redlands Cambrian Slates which embody the beauty and character of natural slate. They are made in Wales from over 60% recycled Welsh slate, and provide excellent performance. Whilst light in weight and offer a unique three point fixing making Cambrians suitable for highly exposed sites.

This project has been running for 48 weeks and split in to several phases, Western Counties Roofing provided a team of four slaters and a leadsmith to waterproof the perimeters and abutments to the units to ensure that the programme run to time.

One of the challenged faced by Western Counties Roofing during this project was the site location. The site is situated around a small harbour, and along the steep-sided valley of the River Looe, with narrow cobbled streets and just outside a small Cornish holiday resort. Delivering materials with poor road access made getting materials on site more difficult than usual. It was imperative for suitable sized vehicles to be arranged with suppliers in advance, Western Counties Roofing foresaw this issue and were able to avoid any problems.