CUPA PIZARRAS have provided their CUPA 2 natural slate for Smithy Cottage, a beautiful new-build property in Warrington designed by Fasciato Architects.
The slate was used for the roof of the property which incorporates atrium glazing and inlaid solar panels.
Ian Scullion, Associate at Fasciato Architects said: “We chose to introduce materials associated with other ‘traditional’ large houses in the local area, one of which was slate”
“As a result, we decided to use a natural slate for the roofing material to achieve a balance with the brief whilst also making the house feel homely and appropriate to its context.”
“We were impressed with CUPA PIZARRAS’ reputation for producing quality, traceable roof slates and we were also pleased with help given to us by the area representative at the time”
“We had been interested in the efficiency benefits incorporating solar technology could offer the homeowner, so we opted to use in-laid solar panels surrounded by CUPA PIZARRAS’ attractive CUPA 2 roof slates.”
Rod Johnson of RWJ Roofing said: “The CUPA PIZARRAS slates were excellent to install as the thickness of the slates were exceptionally even, simplifing and minimising the amount of grading required in the run up to the installation of the slate.”
CUPA 2 is a dark grey, non-carbonated slate with thin laminations and a smooth surface, formed by tectonic compression and quarried from CUPA PIZARRAS’ Riodolas mine in northern Spain.
It is available in a selection of formats, sizes and thicknesses ranging from 3.5mm to 7.5mm.
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