Haslemere House, Surrey

Haslemere House, Surrey

Client: Private
Type of works: supplied Duquesa natural roofing slates

Duquesa top of the range natural roofing slate, supplied by Cembrit, is adding style, character and impressive performance to a New England style property in Haslemere, Surrey. The grey colour and even consistent thickness of the Duquesa natural slates has ensured a perfect complement to the exterior of the house, and has put the finishing touch of traditional design to this modern development.

Located in the historic town of Haslemere and surrounded by acres of natural beauty, the development was built by Packham and Clark, a Brighton based company with over thirty year’s success in the construction trade. The Duquesa natural slates have been used on the whole roof of the including 8 dormers and hipped annexes, creating a sleek and dark effect. Roofing contractor for the project was A&J Roofing Ltd of Haslemere, who sourced the Duquesa slates from Guildford based distributor Dragon Roofing.

“The Cembrit Spanish Slate has a reputation for quality and more importantly no rusting pyrite inclusions which you often get in lower quality slates.” explains Ralph of Dragon Roofing. “I also chose the Duquesa slate because of the light grey colour and even consistency, that A&J roofing (Haslemere) Ltd agreed fitted perfectly with the style of the house. The finish we achieved really complements the design of the property and the overall outcome is visually, stunning.”

A natural Spanish slate of the highest quality, Duquesa is selected from the best deposits and produced by some of the finest quarries in Spain. It is available in a variety of sizes. It has a regular texture, and can be relied upon to create an attractive and long lasting roof.

Duquesa has been imported by Cembrit for over 20 years, and has become one of the UK’s leading specified Spanish slates; it will withstand the most severe weather conditions, it is unaffected by sunlight, ultraviolet light and even acid rain. If laid correctly, Duquesa will last the lifetime of the building, making it ideal for use on any major public or private sector project including; prestige housing, supermarkets, schools, city offices and business parks.

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