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Forticrete Hardrow Slates Specified by Macbryde Homes for Luxury Housing Development

Highly durable Hardrow Duets Slates from Forticrete have been specified by MacBryde Homes to complement the local vernacular of its new Belvedere Park development on Parkgate Road, Neston.

Situated in the highly sought-after conservation area of Neston, the picturesque development comprises a combination of stunning four and five-bedroom detached homes, each carefully designed to sit within the local vernacular.

To deliver the local planning authority's requirements for all materials specified to blend seamlessly with the surrounding conservation area, MacBryde Homes handpicked Forticrete's Hardrow Duets Slates in Dusk.R
Stuart Andrew, Design Manager at MacBryde Homes, commented: "After considering a number of alternatives for use on this sensitive site, it was clear that Forticrete's Hardrow Duets Slates stood out above the other alternatives. Naturally complimenting the large format slates used historically on existing Victorian and Edwardian properties in the conservation area and the development's surrounding environment, Forticrete's Hardrow Duets Slates provided us with the ideal solution."

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. The colour of Hardrow Slates will change with natural weathering, but the integrity of the tile carries a 30-year guarantee from date of supply.

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