Head Office
Derber House
Old Newton Road
Newton Abbot
Devon
TQ12 6SL
Wellington Office
Unit 14, Block B
Westpark 26
Wellington
Somerset
TA21 9FN
Roofing Merchants
6 Lucknow Road
Walkerlines Industrial Estate
Bodmin
Cornwall
PL31 1EZ
Contracting
Derber House
Old Newton Road
Newton Abbot
Devon
TQ12 6SL
Customer Care
Derber House
Old Newton Road
Newton Abbot
Devon
TQ12 6SL
Training
Derber House
Old Newton Road
Newton Abbot
Devon
TQ12 6SL

Case Study

Lympstone

  • Partner
    Setter and Saunders
  • Location
    Topsham, Devon
  • Budget
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Roof covering for a large exclusive private residential property

What We Did

The project consisted of multiple design specifications with complex roof structures, including the main building, an annex, double garage and a summer house. The material specified by the architect was natural Spanish slate. Natural slate is suitable for both traditional and modern architecture, and very popular due to its appearance of natural beauty and uniqueness. It provides durability and versatility with the ability to withstand severe environmental and weather conditions.

One design complexity of the project was the two curved roofs, the main roof turret and the summer house, both required a highly skilled and experienced roofer, with the ability to ensure the correct curvature with varying sizes of slate. Two lead balls were also required, these were designed and formed on site using traditional hand tools, this require a highly skilled leadsmith.

The project was completed to the schedule of 12 weeks with a workforce of two slaters and a leadsmith.