Redland’s Saxon 10 Slates have been specified for use in the multi-million pound development of a care facility for dementia patients.
The venue has been built for Eothen Homes, a charity based in the North East of England. It encompasses four households, each of which features separate kitchen, dining and lounge areas to give residents freedom and space, as well as security.
Each housing complex can offer accommodation for up to 13 people. Eight apartments, which can accommodate patients and their spouses, are also available.
Eothen hopes the venue will offer a calming, family environment for those receiving care; providing a high quality of life is at the top of the charity’s agenda.
The project’s architect, Steve Howmans of Coachhouse 8, specified Redland’s Saxon 10 Slates for use on the 1,275 square metre roof. The blue slates offer an aesthetically-pleasing contrast with the red facing bricks; Redland ridge and verge components have been used to create a distinctive roofscape.
Whilst the building’s roof is at a pitch of 30º, the slates can be laid at a pitch as low as 17.5º.
Saxon 10 Slates have been developed to imitate the appearance of natural, quarried slate, whilst benefiting from single nail fixings, a cut back interlock, chamfered side edges, a thin leading edge and a riven surface. Eaves or top slates are not required.
The slates are available in two colours: the black shade mimics Scotland’s natural black-grey slate, while the blue matches the colour of Wales’ blue-grey slate, which is quarried in Snowdon.
Each slate is finished with an acrylic-coated paint to ensure a vibrant and consistently coloured roofscape.
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