We’ve been delighted to supply CUPA H12 roof slate tiles to NJS Roofing for a new village hall in West Sussex as part of the Oakford Homes development, via our Southampton Depot. Thakenham village has gained this fantastic new facility as part of the unique housing development designed by Thrive architects, who specialise in residential estate development. 

Regional housebuilder Oakwood Homes subcontracted the 380sqm village hall roof to NJS group, who perform all kinds of roofing, from private residential to large commercial sites, using a highly experienced team. Darren Stigant, Roofing Director at NJS Group tells us how the project was completed with no problems, “thanks to Burton Roofing. Materials were delivered on time and with two gangs it took three weeks from start to finish”.

Unsurprising, thanks to its endurance as a building material, slate was chosen for roofing this municipal building. The consistent nature of roof slates ensure an unchanging product in both appearance and performance. It’s a quality natural material that’s guaranteed by CUPA for between 30 and 100 years (for their Excellence range!) It should, therefore, last a lifetime and require almost no maintenance.

It’s important to remember, though, that not all slates are the same

It’s the transparency CUPA provides that gives roofers, and roofing specifiers, the confidence to choose their roof slate. Slate categorisation is made mainly based on flatness and thickness, and CUPA has four different categories: R Excellence, H, Natural and Heavy which reflect the workability and appearance of their quality slate.

For Thakenham Village Hall, CUPA H12s have been used. These slates are predominantly used by experienced installers able to adapt the product to the roof and guarantee a uniform installation. BRM supplied all the ancillary roofing materials, including dry fix terracotta Redland ridge and hip tiles which compliment the slate and ensure the weathertightness and durability of the pitched roof, The fact that we have experienced staff and all the materials under one roof will guarantee a hassle-free job:

“We have been using Burton Roofing for three years now, they always provide reliable service, high stock levels, and staff that go out of their way to ensure we get material on site when we need it”. Darren Stigant, Roofing Director, NJS Group.

Shaped slates provide the distinctive details

CUPA PIZARRAS produces more than 40,000 combinations of natural roof slate models and sizes, with shapes including Half moon, Schuppen, Spitzwinkle and Ogival (to name but a few). Thakenham Village Hall has standard roof detail with rectangular slate over the large area. In order to provide character and to break up the roof, Bullnose slates on a few feature courses were included in the design. Depending on headlap and pitch, bespoke shapes can be made to order by CUPA and at BRM we are always happy to quantify and source the perfect slate.

With CUPA everything is under control, they not only comply to BS EN 12326-2:200, but also the more stringent NF Mark (French Norm) which is renowned for regularly checking quality and safety of the products they oversee. BRM confidently recommend CUPA slate because of their high and consistent level of quality, and the knowledge these slates will give trouble-free service. 

At BRM, we can be relied on for all your roofing requirements, as Darren tells us, they’ll be using us in future:

 “Yes, we still have two sites running “Thakeham and Southbourne” along with a big tender in the Hampshire area that I’m currently speaking to your Southampton Depot about”.

At Burton Roofing Merchants we know what we are talking about when it comes to roof slates and set the standard on choice, quality and competitiveness. Please get in touch with your slate roofing needs!