Marshall's Yard, Gainsborough

Marshall's Yard, Gainsborough

Client: Marshall's Yard, Gainsborough
Contractor: Mark Smith Roofing
Type of works: supply of Cupa 5 slate.

The historical Marshall’s Yard Ironworks site in Gainsborough, which was founded in 1848 and closed its doors in the 1980s, has been transformed into a modern shopping, leisure and business complex, designed to serve the needs of the local community. Cupa Natural Slate was chosen as the roofing material for this architecturally interesting complex.

Roofing contractor, Mark Smith of Mark Smith Roofing, who laid over 160,000 Cupa slates within 12 months said: “We always try to use Cupa slate on any open specification project because they are high quality and competitively priced. We are proud to have played a significant role in the development of Marshall’s Yard and look forward to working with Cupa on more projects”.

Cupa Natural Slate is a product which is extracted from its own quarries and hand split by skilled craftsmen. Cupa 5 slate has a riven surface, which can lend itself to modern architecture and heritage projects, making it the perfect choice for Marshall’s Yard Development. Normally split into thicknesses of 4 to 6 mm, Cupa 5 slate is tested in compliance with British and European Standards including BS 680-2:1971.

The first phase of the development opened in April 2007 with Burton Roofing Merchants at Leeds providing the 5,000 sq metres of Cupa 5 slate. The project was completed in the summer of 2007, with a further 500 sq metres of Cupa 5 slate laid and 30,000 more slates used on an additional phase.

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