The requirement for good quality, low maintenance and an aesthetically pleasing end result led to Cembrit’s Contessa natural slates being specified for Denbury Mews, a new unique development in Devon. The slates have ensured a high class appearance for the fifteen houses and coach houses and the product’s versatility was the perfect answer to the challenges posed by the curved roof.
The Denbury Mews development is located in the heart of the village of Denbury, situated between the popular Devon attractions of Dartmoor National Park and the stunning English Riviera. Local Property Developers, Perrin Construction built the fifteen village homes, including one, two and three bedroom homes with gardens and garages. The roof of Denbury Mews is curved, therefore requiring a slate that is easy to handle, lay and cut – all fulfilled by the choice of Contessa slate.
Chris Perrin, owner of Perrin Construction, said:
“Due to the nature of this project with some of the roofs being at a curved angle, we required a good quality slate that would allow us to cut onsite all four edges, without shattering.”
“Having worked with Cembrit’s Contessa slates in the past, we knew that these slates would be suitable for this project. We are extremely pleased with the end result and have since won several contracts off the back of it. We will soon be working on a thirty six house project in Somerset and will once again, opt for Cembrit natural slates.”
Contessa, one of the UK’s leading specified Spanish slates, has been produced by some of the most efficient quarries in Spain. This natural slate is available in blue/black and grey and comes in a variety of sizes. With its textured surface, an attractive and long lasting roof can be achieved. They are strong enough to withstand weather conditions and are unaffected by sunlight, ultraviolet light and acid rain. Contessa slates will last the lifetime of the building.
Using skills built up over 80 years, Cembrit select natural slate from Spain, Canada, Brazil, China, India and the countries of Western Europe. From UK quarries Cembrit offer Welsh, Cornish and Westmorland slates. Quality levels at Group factories are rigorously maintained to high standards with fibre cement slates produced to BS EN 492:2004 and manufactured under the control of a BS EN ISO 9001: 2000 quality management system.