CUPA PIZARRAS’ Old Mill Project wins Pitched Roofing Award

  • 19 Jan 2022

The unique windmill refurbishment in Suffolk, which is clad with CUPA PIZARRAS CUPA R17 natural slate, has been awarded Best Use of Slate for a Domestic Project at the RCI Pitched Roofing Awards 2021.

Overlooking the marshes and seafront at Aldeburgh in Suffolk, The Old Mill House is a former Georgian windmill exposed to the severe effects of a harsh coastal environment.

Edward Carlo of ELC Roofing, the contractor working on the project, specified CUPA R17 slate for the building’s cladding, principally due to its tried and tested weather resistance.

The aesthetics of the natural slate also complements the coastal landscape, with the finished cladding mirroring the scales of a fish. Illustrating expert craftmanship, ELC Roofing cut and fixed each slate individually, to successfully accommodate the building’s curved and tapered exterior.


‘Very impressive’

The RCI Pitched Roofing Awards judges commented: “The Old Mill House is a great looking project that features some really good slating works.

“The attention to detail doesn’t go unnoticed and a lot of bespoke solutions have been carried out to great effect. The overall look is very impressive.”

Hannah Wall, UK Marketing Manager at CUPA PIZARRAS, concludes: “We are delighted that The Old Mill House has won this award. From the minute we heard about the project, we knew that we were involved in something truly unique.

“I am immensely proud to see that the hard work of Edward and his team has paid off and that this truly unique project is getting the recognition it deserves.”


Edward was also delighted: “At ELC, we are always trying to improve our service, and deliver projects that look outstanding; this award win showcases that. I owe CUPA PIZARRAS a big thank you – their products and services were absolutely superb.”

CUPA R17 slate is a non-carbonated blue-black slate with non-rusting metallic particles and thin laminations, allowing it to offer the durability that this project required.

Like all CUPA PIZARRAS slate, it is 100% natural and does not require any chemical or heating during its manufacturing process.

To find out more about CUPA PIZARRAS, click here to visit the website.

To read about CUPA PIZARRAS Heavy 3 slate being used on a Scottish whisky distillery, click here.

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