CUPA PIZARRAS chosen for inspirational redevelopment project

  • 19 Dec 2018

CUPA PIZARRAS has recently been chosen to supply its Heavy 3 slate at the historic Camphill Blair Drummond site to keep in with the area’s heritage.

The Heavy 3 slate was specified for six stunning homes for Camphill residents; due to its desired aesthetics, durability and flexibility.

Located in the outskirts of Stirling amongst rolling hills and exquisite Scottish scenery, Camphill Blair Drummond provides a warm, friendly and home-from-home living environment for young people with complex learning disabilities. 

Camphill is situated within the grounds of the beautiful and historic 19th century Baronial mansion, Blair Drummond House, where six new houses have been built for residents.

When choosing a roofing slate for the buildings, it was important to consider the appearance amongst the traditional setting. CUPA PIZARRAS’ Heavy 3 is popular in Scottish heritage areas due to its resemblance to Ballachulish, the time-honoured blue-black slate. This appears on many older buildings but is no longer quarried in Scotland.

CUPA PIZARRAS’ Heavy 3 is a true heavy slate, it can last over a hundred years and its extra thickness of 7-8 mm gives it the perfect strength to withstand any extreme Scottish weather.

Alisdair MacDuff formerly of MacDuff Architects, comments: “It was of the utmost importance that we created the most beautiful area for this centre and its inspirational students and volunteers. CUPA PIZARRAS is a company we use frequently for its high-quality products and reliability, but Heavy 3 also enhanced the beauty of the surroundings by blending into the natural Scottish landscape.”

CUPA PIZARRAS’ Heavy 3 was also commended for its design flexibility. Jim O’Connor, Health and Safety Maintenance Manager at Camphill Blair Drummond, discussed this necessary requirement of the project. He commented: “The project spanned over three distinct buildings including a tall clock tower, and therefore a complex mix of pitched and tower roofing had to be managed. CUPA PIZARRAS was able to accommodate this to an excellent standard; all the slates came pre-cut which contributed to the excellent level of customer service. I’ve worked with CUPA PIZARRAS previously and I was pleased to see them on site.”

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