Canada Lodge, Wales

Client: Cardiff Roofing Supplies
Type of works: supplied Alpina natural slates

Cembrit’s Alpina natural slates have been used to great effect in the creation of Canada Lodge, a lakeside wedding and events venue in Wales. The graphite tones of Alpina provide an attractive roof which perfectly complements the stone building and the stunning surroundings.

Canada Lodge is situated in private grounds overlooking Canada Lakes, which is on the outskirts of Creigiau village, a few miles northwest of Cardiff. With two function rooms, balconies and lawn terracing, it is ideal for exclusive weddings and corporate events as well as more informal gatherings.

Cardiff Roofing Supplies managed the supply and delivery of the Alpina slates having worked with Cembrit slates on many previous projects:

“We have worked with Cembrit for many years so I was well aware of the comprehensive range and quality of their natural slates,” says Paul Ford of Cardiff Roofing. “We recommended Alpina as it had the right look and it also ticked all the performance boxes: being close to the Canada Lake and at the risk of inclement weather, we wanted a slate that could stand up to the conditions. I’m delighted with our choice as the finished project looks stunning.”

Alpina is a Brazilian natural slate, selected from the finest deposits and produced at some of the best facilities in Papagaios, Brazil. It is available in two colours, graphite and grey/green and in a variety of sizes. With its flat surface and pleasing shade variations, Alpina slate can be relied upon to create an attractive, high performance roof.

Alpina slates have virtually no unstable minerals such as pyrites, graphite, carbon and un-oxidised irons and can withstand the most severe weather conditions: they are unaffected by sunlight, ultraviolet light and even acid rain. Laid correctly Alpina slate will last the lifetime of the building and are ideal for use on all types of construction project.

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