Forticrete's Hardrow Slates provide 18th century charm for Taylor Wimpey development

Project description

Our highly durable Hardrow Slates 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 seventeenth and eighteenth century buildings which offer an attractive setting, Taylor Wimpey Homes (East Midlands) specified Forticrete’s Hardrow Slates in diminishing courses in Barley for an authentic traditional appearance.

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.

  • With Stamford steeped in historic charm, built around picturesque seventeenth and eighteenth century buildings which offer an attractive setting, it was vital that we found a tile that provided an authentic traditional appearance.

    It was clear that Forticrete’s Hardrow Slates in diminishing courses provided the ideal solution. The Barley colour was chosen as it ensured the stimulating finish both ourselves and the local vernacular required

    Kevin Bendall, Design and Planning Executive at Taylor Wimpey Homes (East Midlands)