Forticrete provides the perfect finish for David Wilson Homes

Garnett wharfe cast stone case study

The entire external envelope of David Wilson Homes' Garnett Wharfe, a collection of two, three, four and five bedroom homes situated along the southern side of the River Wharfe in Otley, has been constructed from a combination of high performance cast stone, decorative walling, and highly durable roof tiles and slates from Forticrete.

Garnett Wharfe is surrounded by beautiful countryside and sits just a stone's throw from the cobbled streets of market town, Otley. As a result, David Wilson Homes was required to specify high quality materials capable of satisfying local planning authorities' desire for new homes to look attractive, blend with the surrounding area and help shape desirable communities where people want to live.

As the buildings in the surrounding area of the development feature natural stone with stone slate roofs, David Wilson Homes specified Forticrete's Hardrow Slates in Dusk and Dark Grey to provide both a cost effective and aesthetically pleasing solution. While Forticrete's popular Anstone walling stone in Old Heather Black was also specified. David Wilson Homes also specified Forticrete Cast Stone detailing components including corbels, decorative heads and cills in a 'Buff' finish to provide decorative finishing touches to the homes' entrance, roof edges and windows.

Andrew Croft, Senior Technical Coordinator at David Wilson Homes, commented: "Designed to set the standard for river side living, Garnett Wharfe provides luxury homes in a truly unique setting. Therefore, it was essential that we specified materials that not only reflected exactly that, but also provide local planning authorities with peace of mind that they ensure the development sits seamlessly within the local environment.

"Forticrete's ticked all the boxes - we couldn't be happier with the results."