A new housing development in Somerset is benefitting from the sleek finish of Jutland roof slate from Cembrit. The development, Kinglake, is located in the picturesque village of Bishops Hull, near Taunton, and has been carried out to a high standard with the houses carefully matching the regions styles. The graphite-coloured Jutland is a fibre cement slate that is lightweight and offers a cost-effective alternative to natural roofing materials.
The Jutland slates were specified and installed by SW Slating & Tiling, an award winning contractor that works with the countrys leading housing developers. Alan Matthews, of SW Slating & Tiling, said "We have a lot of experience of working with the big housing developers. This experience has taught us that the best slates combine ease of installation with good quality manufacture. Jutland fits the bill as it is a slate that is light-weight and cuts easily making it perfect for this type of time-pressured construction environment.
Jutland slates are lightweight and feature a smooth surface, square edge and are pre-holed. They do not need to be graded and sorted like natural slates. These qualities combine to make them easy to handle and install and an ideal solution for a fast-track construction environment. Jutland is manufactured to the highest European standards using Portland cement together with a formulation of superior blended synthetic and cellulose fibres. They are finished with a high quality, semi-matt acrylic coloured coating to the face and edges and a tinted, high performance binder to the back face.