Case Study

Trevenson

Roof coverings and vertical cladding for 138 units

Project Brief

Heartlands is a landmark destination within the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site. Linden Homes are to provide 138 new homes along with retail and office space, breathing new life into a historic mining community in Cornwall.

Western Counties roofing are in partnership with Linden Homes to deliver roof coverings and vertical cladding for 138 units, installing a range of materials for a variety of design specifications.

What We Did

Home @ Heartlands is a new development at Trevenson Park, and Heartlands is a landmark destination within the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site. At the centre of the development, the Grade II listed Robinson’s Shaft mine complex will be restored to become an exhibition centre to cover the past, present and future of Cornish ingenuity enabling visitors to learn more about Cornwall’s mining history, landscape and cultural heritage.

Linden Homes is to provide a sustainable and eco-friendly residential community. These properties have been designed to achieve an above average standard of sustainability which will include increased levels of insulation, improved airtightness, triple glazed windows and photovoltaic panels on roofs. All of these enhanced components will ultimately reduce energy use and bills for future occupiers.

Building materials feature local stone and cladding in wood, with zinc and copper detail panels as a tribute to the heritage of the area. Western Counties Roofing were contracted to install a mixture of pitched and flat roofing products.

Pitched roofs were covered in Marley Moderns, a large format interlocking concrete tile with a traditional flat profile. This tile provides excellent covering capability and can achieve an A+ rating in the BRE Green Guide to Specification, helping Linden Homes achieve its sustainable and eco friendly development. Sarnafil single ply was specified for all flat roofs, Sarnafil are the UK market leader for single ply products offering a guarantee for forty years, used with high performance thermal insulate Sarnafil can improve energy efficiency making it a cost effective roofing solution.

Zinc and Copper detail wall panels and Siberian Larch timber cladding were installed in tribute to the heritage area, all versatile, sustainable and durable providing a clean, modern and sophisticated look. PPC Aluminium cappings are installed to parapet walls and a leadsmiith was required for all lead detailing and to waterproof the perimeter and abutments.

This is a multi phase project and Western Counties deploy a highly trained team of six to be on site when required for the programme, this includes a workforce of tillers, Sarnafil trained and approved installers, cladders and a leadsmith.

The main challenge of this project is the co-ordination of the materials and the order of works, this can be quite complicated when a combination of materials is used on a roof.