Summer House – Riverstone Gruesa

Summer House – Riverstone Gruesa

Riverstone Phyllite is SSQ’s signature slate; it is one of the few commercially accessible Phyllite stones in the world.

Riverstone, Gruesa grade is a slate used for its quality and unconventional thickness of 12-15mm.

Riverstone was recently selected to crown the picturesque Summer House residence, situated on the outskirts of Cheltenham, right in the heart of Gloucestershire.

Working in close collaboration with Jonathan Rhind and Pete Thompson of Jonathan Rhind Architects, Ray Young and Richard Cook of SSQ recommended this signature slate to create this unusual roof.

Jeremy Limbrick, the builder on the New Summer House project, worked closely with Simon Bence Roofing and Bence Roofing Supplies. This collaboration and excellent craftsmanship has meant a superior installation of a particularly thick slate more commonly seen on Scottish roofing projects.

• Project: Summer House residence
• Client: Private Client
• Architect: Jonathan Rhind Architects
• Roofing: Jeremy Limbrick and Simon Bence Roofing
• Type: Housing
• Category: New Build
• Element: Roof
• Product: SSQ Gruesa Riverstone Grey roofing slate
• Supplier: Bence Roofing Supplies
• Scope: c.8,700pcs

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