Project name: Burgh Island
Architect: Van Ellen Sheryn
Sub contractor: B&C Roofing
“The three-point fixing system of the Cambrian Slate is what stood out for us. By securing both the top and bottom of the tile it creates a very strong fixing.”
Architect Eilir Sheryn
“In this area, a lot of natural slate tiles are being blown up and snapped by the strong wind and so having a product like Cambrian Slate that fixes so securely really fits the part and gave me the confidence I needed”
Architect Eilir Sheryn
The existing roof of the Burgh island holiday apartments showed signs of disrepair, leading to a £2 million renovation. Gale force winds, wind-driven rain and sea spray are common occurrences on the Devon coastline and this presented challenges for the project.
BMI Redland Cambrian Slate was chosen as it could be installed on pitches as low as 15°, and it was aesthetically pleasing, embodying the beauty and character of natural slate.
Made from over 60% recycled Welsh Slate, Cambrian tops the range in both looks and performance. Cambrian’s unique three-point fixing makes it suitable for even the most exposed sites. It also achieves a double lapped appearance from an interlocking single lap product, which leads to cost efficiencies at installation. The Architect chose to use the BMI Redland SpecMaster service for added reassurance. The comprehensive service provides specifications for slates, tiles, fittings, accessories, fixings, ventilation, underlay and battens and a 15-year roof guarantee.
The project was a success, with the building and Tenants now fully protected against the harsh weather conditions. The choice of Cambrian Slate has allowed the building to retain its aesthetic appeal, and blends into the landscape well. The project is now covered with a 15 year design liability SpecMaster Guarantee, meaning Tenants and Building owners can have peace of mind for years to come.
Cambrian Slate captures all the beauty and character of natural slate. Made from over 60%recycled Welsh slate, it leads the BMI Redland range in both looks and performance
A system designed for mono or duo pitched roofs, using Cambrian slates that is ideal for any new or refurbishment situation. The Cambrian slate provides a practical, durable and cost effective roofing solution for years to come.
Key Features and benefits
Riven surface and dressed edges
Peace of mind with complete system from one trusted supplier
Suitable for even the most exposed sites
Proven track record - even on pitches as low as 15 degrees