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House & Housing New Building Development Roofing & Cladding

Housing Development, Buxton


A new housing development in the picturesque town of Buxton, Derbyshire, features Westerland fibre cement slates from Cembrit. Otters Brook is a new housing development that has built to blend seamlessly into the surrounding countryside. The Westerland slates are BREEAM A+ rated ensuring a sustainable choice that combine traditional looks with modern performance.

Buxton is a famous as a Spa town in the heart of the Peak District – a popular destination for holiday makers. The Romans called Buxton ‘Aquae Arnemetiae’ – the Spa of the Goddess of the Grove, and ever since people have been visiting to take the waters and enjoy the Peak District scenery. This rich history gives the homeowners at Otters Brook an added cultural edge to sit alongside the other benefits of the development.

Built by Taylor Wimpey, the Otters Brook development includes one and two bedroom apartments, as well as three, four and five bedroom family homes. Cembrit’s Westerland slates have a similar appearance to natural slate but require no sorting and are easy-to-cut and fix making them the ideal choice for a large volume housing development. Rotherham-based roofer Jarvis & Womack, carried out the roofing installation on the development.

“We used Westerland slates as they are good value and of a high quality,” says Tom Race from Jarvis and Womack. “The installation included a few dormers on some plots, but it was relatively straight-forward. We are really pleased with the outcome of the roofing and were also impressed with the service the Cembrit representative provided.”

Westerland slate is a good alternative to natural slate as it has an attractive riven surface and natural dressed edge giving it a natural, traditional appearance. Westerland is manufactured to the highest European standards and is lightweight, pre-holed, suitable for all types of project both public sector and private development. The slate is easy to handle and install, it is durable and offers an economic alternative to natural roofing materials.