img(height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=2939831959404383&ev=PageView&noscript=1")

Kent project showcases hook-fixed slate roofs

Fixing slate tiles with hooks rather than nails has produced a neater, more robust and easier to repair roofing solution at a luxury homes development

In association with
Cupa Pizarras slate roof at Stacklands Retreat in Kent: hook fixing can have many advantages, such as reduced labour costs, fewer breakages and a simpler replacement process.
Cupa Pizarras slate roof at Stacklands Retreat in Kent: hook fixing can have many advantages, such as reduced labour costs, fewer breakages and a simpler replacement process.

Two luxury homes at Stacklands Retreat in West Kingsdown, Kent have been roofed with Cupa Pizarras’ Cupa 18 natural slate. The roofing company leading the project was GR Regan Roofing with battens, felt, slates and hook fixings supplied by Burton Roofing Merchants.

Cupa 18 natural slate is known for its smooth grey matt surface and was fixed with hooks, an installation method often used in France and Belgium where roofs tend to be much steeper. According to Guy Regan of GR Regan Roofing, using hooks rather than nails reduces waste and makes repairs easier because it is not possible to re-nail slates. Hooks also hold slates down tighter for a neater finish.

Slates are locked together more securely when hooked so hook fixing is recommended when the roof exposure level is severe. Because hooks firmly secure the tail of the slate units, this method performs better in windy areas. Hook fixing also offers design flexibility and is ideal for pitches down to 25 degrees.

  • Neat and tidy: when looking for design flexibility and roof pitches down to 25 degrees, hooking is the ideal method.
    Neat and tidy: when looking for design flexibility and roof pitches down to 25 degrees, hooking is the ideal method.
  • The Stacklands Retreat roofing project was led by GR Regan Roofing. Burton Roofing Merchants supplied the battens, felt, slates and hook fixings.
    The Stacklands Retreat roofing project was led by GR Regan Roofing. Burton Roofing Merchants supplied the battens, felt, slates and hook fixings.
12

For more information and technical support, visit: cupapizarras.com

 

Contact:

0203 904 3001

uk@cupapizarras.com


 

Latest

Smith & Taylor Architects has transformed a dilapidated London house into an artist’s home, studio and gallery that luxuriates in classical references

Artist’s home, studio and gallery luxuriates in classical references

Reimagine a London museum, masterplan a Yorkshire port or restore a Scottish castle: these are some of the latest architecture competitions and contracts from across the industry

Latest: Western Range galleries, British Museum

The hurdles of low-carbon design as well as issues of longevity, inclusion and how capitalism gives little value to good architecture were all discussed by this year's RIBAJ Rising Stars at a recent roundtable

Sustainbility, longevity and capitalism were all discussed by this year’s RIBAJ Rising Stars at a recent roundtable

When ADP Architecture reconfigured an office building as a specialist music school, it found the atrium surprisingly well-suited to conversion into an acoustically tuned and flexible performance space

ADP Architecture on how it designed Birmingham music school

Hugh Seaborn explains the sustainability and community priorities of one of the largest and wealthiest estates in London

Sustainability and community top the agenda