Recycled Slate - Ayrshire, Scotland


80% Recycled Slate used for 18th century restoration project

Residential property developer, Morven Developments, has chosen an interlocking recycled slate for the restoration of six 18th century homes in Ayrshire, Scotland. The product chosen is made from 80% recycled UK slate and manufactured in the roofing industries first carbon neutral tile plant.
Iain Forrester, managing director of Morven Developments said: “For our Bowmanston Steading development, we required a high quality roof tile that was sympathetic to the historic architectural design of each building.
“I chose the 80% recycled slate as I had seen it used on another development in Glasgow and was impressed by its authentic slate appearance. It has a thin leading edge and is fully interlocking making it quicker and easier to install than natural slate. Importantly, the tile’s design and fact it is made using carbon neutral processes, have also ensured a very sustainable roofing solution.”
Dating back to the mid-18th century, Bowmanston was the most outlying farm of the Culzean Estate. The buildings have been sympathetically restored to their original appearance by recreating period details and using natural construction materials.


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