SIGA Slate specified to replicate local slate

Exclusively chosen to replicate slate that was once quarried locally in North Wales, SIGA slate has been used to adorn Cwrt Gloddaeth - a private residential retirement new build development in Llandudno which is adjacent to Snowdonia National Park.

Specified by architects, The Planning Bureau Limited, for McCarthy & Stone Retirement Lifestyles Ltd based in Altrincham, Cheshire - part of the McCarthy and Stone Group - approximately 29,000 SIGA 32 Specification slates feature on the 1,500m2 roof area of Cwrt Gloddaeth, providing a total of 44 one and two bedroom retirement apartments.

Under the supervision of the main contractor, McCarthy & Stone Retirement Lifestyles Ltd - also part of the McCarthy and Stone Group - the new roof was installed by specialist roofing contractors, Jones Roofing North Wales & Cheshire Ltd, based in Colwyn bay, Clwyd.

In keeping with the local landscape, it was important that the roofscape mirrored the roof coverings originally used in the area as closely as possible. SIGA slates were specified as their North Wales origins best replicate the original and extinct Ffestiniog slate both in texture and colour. The Local Authority accepted SIGA 32 in light of its approval by Snowdonia National Park.

Commenting on the use of SIGA slate, specifier at McCarthy and Stone Retirement Lifestyles Ltd, Paul Brown, says: “SIGA natural slate is extremely high quality and sits perfectly on the roofscape of this impressive building that features a multitude of intricate dormers and gables. The colour and appearance of the new roof covering complements the building’s overall exterior finish.”

Paul adds: “We have used SIGA slate on a similar development at Llangollen and will be using it again on a proposed retirement development in Lancaster that is due to be completed this year.”

Whilst Joe Bordas Category Manager for Pitched Roofing at SIG Roofing enthuses: “We are delighted that SIGA slate was chosen on this occasion. The cornerstone of our success is a commitment to providing quality natural slate sourced from a wide range of quarries that not only exceeds performance but meets all aesthetic requirements.”

Providing a warranty of up to 75 years on selected ranges, SIGA slate offers an extensive locally tailored choice along with the widest range of true A1T1S1 roofing slate in stock that are available nationwide. The SIGA Specification range of slates meet NHBC requirements and provides a readily-available alternative to long-discontinued domestic British slates, with a close match for texture and colour.

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Chosen to replicate Ffestiniog slate that was quarried locally, SIGA slate has been selected for Cwrt Gloddaeth - a residential and retirement new build development in Llandudno and adjacent to Snowdonia National Park.

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