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WCR Wins Pitched Roofing Awards 2023

Our project, The Tors, wins at the pitched roofing awards, “best use of natural slate for a commercial project”.

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Western Counties Roofing are extremely proud to have won the 2023 Pitched Roofing Award for best use of slate in a commercial setting for our project, The Tors.

Along with our nomination for The Tors we were also delighted to receive nominations for “Best Use Of Hard Metals” for our project, and for “Best Use Of Concrete or Clay Tiles in a commercial setting” for our project Jurston Fields.

The Tors

Located on the cliffs overlooking the beach at Lynmouth, the Tors was an extremely complex build due to its location and issues surrounding material delivery and loading out.


Keeping the heritage of the previous hotel was paramount where detailed leadwork and intricate slating were specified, complimented by the use of Bauder to the flat roof and balcony areas.

The star of the show is clearly the curved tower which is slated using Brazilian grey-greens and 3 bands of diamond cut, Spanish slates with a lead detailed finial to the spire. Each slate had to be carefully cut and a solid fixing was paramount.

Cutting the Brazilian slates was a real challenge especially towards the top of the tower where the cuts diminished in width to meet the curve.

All credit goes to our roofer, Dan Spearman who delivered outstanding workmanship not only for his slating but also for the leadwork. He worked diligently through all weather conditions to deliver an incredible finished product, to the highest of standards.

The Thorns

Located on the cliffs outside of Teignmouth, South Devon overlooking the sea, the project was tricky from the start. Delivery was challenging due to the narrow steep lane meaning a lot of materials had to come on smaller wagons and be hand-balled off.

Andrew Scott manufactured all his Zinc metal sheet on site, which was intricately measured, thoughtfully designed while being expertly crafted into place.

With ever changing designs to overcome from the client and problem solving with tough details from the Architects, Andrew spent many hours re-designing, planning, and sculpting the zinc to meet the requirements and quality needed.

High praise has come from the Architects and trade magazines as well as the zinc manufacturers which is a testament to Andrew’s dedication to quality and outstanding workmanship.

Jurston Fields

Situated between the fields on the edge of Wellington, Somerset lies Jurston Fields. A heritage site with a mixture of Sandtoft Modular clay, Sandtoft Double Roman Concrete, Marley Acme Plain Tiles and Brazilian Grey-Green natural slate.

We were employed with one requirement in mind, high quality workmanship. Our roofer Luke Gregory delivered this, not only completing the slating and tiling but also the outstanding scene across the site.

The project was challenging in that, with many main contractors, they required a high volume of roofs to meet demand of sales. Luke was able to keep up with this demand, often covering more than 4 roofs a week consistently without a drop in his outstanding workmanship.

This is a flagship site for the developer as well as being known in the Southwest for its unrivalled quality.

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