Helping to achieve an unrivalled aesthetic whilst also meeting heritage requirements, SSQ Slate has provided its exclusive Del Carmen Ultra slate to the new Hope House building at the Royal High School, Bath part of the Cranwell House expansion project.
Due to strict conservation requirements, a roofing material was needed which would meet Bath & North East Somerset Council planning standards. As a heritage accepted slate, SSQs Del Carmen Ultra was ideal, being commonly accepted as a viable alternative to indigenous slates. qually important to the prestigious Hope House project was a need to ensure a uniform aesthetic appearance that would minimise the visual impact of the new building, particularly against adjacent listed Victorian building, Cranwell House. The consistent cleavage of the Del Carmen rock allowed this uniformity to be achieved.
Richard Puleston, Architect from Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios said: SSQs Del Carmen Ultra slate offered a wide variety of benefits that made it incredibly well suited to this project meeting planning requirements first and foremost. SSQs Del Carmen Ultra slate features a distinctive, faintly rippled riven texture combined with a rich deep blue/black colour as well as a longitudinal grain for added character.