Project Name: Highfields, Tetbury
Slate Supplied: SIGA Heritage Reproduction Stone, Cotsway
Main Contractor: Miller Homes
Roofing Contractor: Monarch Roofing
Summary: Good example of stone slate selected to complement historical surroundings
Highfields is a new development of private homes located on the edge of Tetbury, a picturesque market town, situated in a landscape of gentle rolling hills in the beautiful region of the Cotswolds.
Any new properties built in the town must adhere to strict planning guidelines to remain in keeping with the existing historical properties and retain the beauty and charm of the area. As such, all roofing materials used for the project had to be sympathetic to the local area and had to complement historically used products such as natural stone and slate.
Phase One of this new housing estate has been completed using SIGA Heritage Cotsway Stone with a total roofing area of 1000m². A further 58 properties are planned in Phase Two which will be constructed using SIGA 37 Natural Slate as well as SIGA Heritage Cotsway, to add variety to the overall aesthetic.
Miller Homes was looking for a roofing solution that would provide both longevity and a beautiful finish, ensuring that the new development blended in with the surrounding areas.
Before the project could even begin, the site had to be cleared of newts, which are a protected species. They had to be carefully removed and introduced to a new habitat before construction could commence.
To provide the best possible finish, Monarch Roofing appointed an experienced stone slater to complete the roofs. At 20% lighter than natural roofing stone, they were very impressed with the ease of fitting and enjoyed the confidence of knowing that the product has been tested to BS EN 492:2012.
To support Monarch Roofing during the installation, a member of the SIGA Heritage production team visited the site prior to the commencement of work and again soon after work began, to assist and monitor quality and working practices. This gave the contractor and specifier total peace of mind during the project.
Typically, a single delivery to site of all the stone would be expected, however there was limited space on site and this was not an option. Individual pallets of SIGA Heritage Cotsway Stone had to be delivered in plot lots, providing exceptional service and flexibility to the contractor.
SIGA Heritage Reproduction Stone is a high quality reproduction stone made from glass fibre cement which provides a light yet durable roofing material. Their construction allows them to be cut easily, without cracking or breaking, and to look like stone when cut. Designed to achieve an easy to lay slating format, the result was beautiful coursed and diminishing stone slate roofs.
The roofs were completed using SIGA Heritage Ventilation Ridges in conjunction with the Dry Fix system to provide a secure and durable installation.
Highfields fits in perfectly with the surrounding area and the use of SIGA Heritage Cotsway Stone has allowed the developer to keep all the charm of the Cotswolds on these brand new homes. With a 25 year warranty, both the developer and homeowner can be assured of years of beauty without worry. SIGA Heritage Reproduction Stone has preserved Britain’s heritage and provided a beautiful, truly authentic roofscape.
This development follows on the back of the successful roofing installation at Trowbridge County Hall and cements SIGA Heritage Reproduction Stone as a credible alternative to the traditional stone slates used in the area.