Birchcastle Homes has specified Marley Eternits Duo Edgemere slates for a select development of luxury homes in Wantage. The tiles were used to give a natural slate look to the roofs of the seven town houses at Jubilee Gardens, while reducing cost and labour time.
The bespoke housebuilder chose Smooth Grey and Old English Dark Red Duo Edgemere slates to give character to both steep and low pitch roofs on the properties, as well as for porches and car ports.
John Castle, design and development director at Birchcastle Homes, comments: Duo Edgemere slates offered me a quality solution at an affordable price, while achieving the desired look of the overall building. They simulate a natural slate product much better than conventional interlocking roof tiles. It was a win all round on cost of product, reduction in labour and a quality look fitting to the type of houses we wanted to construct.
Marley Eternits Edgemere slates are large format concrete interlocking tiles with a thin leading edge for a slate like appearance at a more attractive price. The Duo Edgemere gives the appearance of a smaller format slate with a mock bond down the centre of the tile combined with a broken bond laying technique. Therefore it gives the same visual impact as a small format slate with the ease of installation and performance provided by standard interlocking tiles.