Case Study

Dukes Court

  • Partner
    McCarthy & Stone
  • Location
    Wellington, Somerset
  • Budget
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Roof coverings for 42 new build retirement apartments

What We Did

The elegant design of Dukes Court is in keeping with the local architecture and most apartments feature walk out balconies. Other facilities include a lounge for socialising, a guest suite and two lifts. The development consists of a large main building with a roofing area of 1754 meters squared. The roof covering specified was Cupa natural slate, CUPA PIZARRAS is the world leader in the natural roofing slate sector. Natural slate is a unique roofing covering offering natural beauty, with proven durability, longevity and resistance to extreme weather conditions.

32,000 slates were required to cover a roof area of 1754 meters squared on the main building, slates were double lapped and laid in a broken bond pattern. Sarnafil single ply was applied to the high level flat roofs and box gutters equating to 95 meters squared. All materials were lifted by crane reducing carrying time and all works were completed to time over a 20 week programme with a workforce of two slaters and two trained and approved Sarnafil installers.