Providing care support for 90 people in a two-storey purpose built building, the roof of Fremantle Court care home has been completed following the installation of more than 30,000 of SSQ’s Del Carmen slates.
Being a £6million premium care facility, it was important to ensure that all materials used were of the very best quality. Specifically, the material chosen needed to be guaranteed to outlast the life of the building and not fade substantially over time. SSQ’s Del Carmen slates are guaranteed as such and were therefore selected for use across the entirety of the new building.
Steve Savory, Managing Estimator from M. Camilleri & Sons Roofing Ltd commented: “We wanted to make sure the building looked its very best, hence the use of SSQ’s Del Carmen slates. Originally, a reconstituted interlocking slate was specified however, it was not only more cost effective to use SSQ’s Del Carmen, but we were able to achieve the aesthetic we required just as well.”
SSQ’s Del Carmen slate is tested to NF228 standards – the world’s leading slate standard introduced in France which tests for water absorption levels, flexural and transversal strengths, density and the carbonate and non carbonate content. This independent testing procedure ensures that NF certified slates will not rust or leach and importantly, will not fade over time.
Fremantle Court care home is built on a 1.6 hectare site, just one mile south of Stoke Mandeville Hospital. Its emphasis is on delivering high quality personal space, with rooms created to allow residents to enjoy the surrounding rural landscape.