Forticrete’s Hardrow Slates Provide 18th Century Charm for Development

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Forticrete’s Hardrow Slates Provide 18th Century Charm for Development

Highly durable Hardrow slates from Forticrete have been specified by Taylor Wimpey Homes (East Midlands) for its stunning collection of one, three, four and five-bedroom properties in the historic town of Stamford.

With Stamford steeped in historic charm, built around picturesque 17th and 18th century buildings which offer an attractive setting, Taylor specified Forticrete’s Hardrow slates in diminishing courses in Barley for an authentic traditional appearance.

Kevin Bendall, Design and Planning Executive at Taylor Wimpey Homes (East Midlands), commented: “It was clear that Forticrete’s Hardrow slates provided the ideal solution. The Barley colour was chosen as it ensured the stimulating finish both ourselves and the local vernacular required.”

Suitable for use in regions where a natural stone slate appearance is required, Forticrete’s Hardrow roof slates are manufactured with a slight variation in dimensional tolerance, adding to the product's character when laid.

The range, which is extremely durable and mellows with age, can be laid in either random widths or diminishing courses for an authentic traditional appearance. The slates are available in a variety of sizes, for both roofing and vertical cladding. The sizes range from 457mm x 305mm (min. pitch 25o), right up to the imposing 610mm x 457mm, which can be laid confidently at pitches as low as 17.5o, creating a bold appearance.

For more information on Forticrete's range of products, visit their website here.

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