Cupa Pizarras has provided their CUPA 12 premium natural slate for the roofing of Lansdowne House, a large contemporary property in Cambridge.
Homeowners Tim and Moira Ewbank had looked into using Welsh slate for this sophisticated new-build in the grounds of their period farmhouse but were pleased to find, with the help of their team on the site, that CUPA 12 proved to be a more economical option, while still offering excellent quality.
A total of 8,000 CUPA 12 slates were used for the 300m2 roof of Lansdowne House, which was laid by Kieran McGinty of K. McGinty Roofing. Both Kieran and Dave were really pleased with the look of finished project, with Kieran noting that he had received a lot of compliments on the job. He remarked of the product: “I had used CUPA 12 a number of times before; it is a high quality slate for a good price. I like that the size and thickness of the product is consistent making it really nice and easy to work with.”
Dirk Visagie, director of Archangel Architects, Cambridge, explained that the choice of slate was key to the location of the property and its surrounding buildings. Dirk commented:"With a neighbouring church and some existing period buildings on the land, it was essential that the property was in keeping with the environment. We were keen, however, for the overall look of the house to be consciously contemporary, using large windows to maximise light. The use of CUPA 12 helps to give the building a natural, yet sleek and contemporary finish.”
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