Natural Slate - Sheffield

Natural roofing slate has helped preserve the traditional appearance and character of a recently refurbished Victorian property in Sheffield. Chosen for its similar appearance to the original covering, this natural slate has proved once again to be the ideal, easy-to-source and cost-effective.
Crown-Villa.JPGLocated in Crookes on the outskirts of Sheffield, the detached property was built in 1888. The property has attic rooms and proper insulation was a key consideration in planning the re-roofing project. To this end, the original roof was completely stripped off by local roofing company, Nu-roof Ltd, and insulation inserted between the joints with new counter battens also installed. The property features period details that include original hand-made rippled glass in the windows with original sash frames, so it was important that the new roof would complement traditional features while adding an additional layer of insulation.
A dark blue/grey natural slate was chosen by Nu-roof and Anne Marples, the homeowner, as the perfect solution for the project. The slate benefits from a smooth texture and the combination of modern extraction technology and traditional finishing skills to ensure a consistently high standard product, is able to withstand all weather conditions including sunlight, UV light, and even acid rain.
“I’m very impressed with the outcome,” commented Anne. “The new slates are immaculate - I can say this with confidence because I can see them at eye-level from our rooftop garden. Nu-roof Ltd did an excellent job and we’re delighted with the fact our house now has a sound roof with good insulation that will last for another 150 years. It is also gratifying to be able to respect the architectural heritage of the property while refurbishing the roof with modern materials.”
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