Case Study


Roof covering for a large exclusive private residential property

Project Brief

Setter and Saunders Limited are building contractors based in Topsham, near Exeter in Devon and we have been producing high quality buildings since 1978. They specialise in quality and bespoke building projects for both private homes and commercial projects such as church halls and medical centres. Setter and Saunders were contracted by resistant for an elite bespoke domestic dwelling.

Setter and Saunders Limited were contracted to build a large exclusive private residential property.

Western Counties roofing were contracted by Setter and Saunders for the roof covering of the exclusive dwelling. This project was undertaken in June 2013.

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.