East London


Stockwool and Bellway Homes

Products Used

The Copenhagen Place project has seen a stretch of canal-side East London transformed into a luxurious housing complex, consisting of 45 individual dwellings spread across a number of five and seven-storey apartment buildings – all of which were roofed with 50×25 Riverstone Ultra.

A collaboration between architects Stockwool and Bellway Homes, the £10m development required a roofing material that didn’t just offer great aesthetics, but robust, long-lasting performance, too.

“One of Riverstone’s greatest advantages is that it retains its strength even when split extremely thin, and demonstrates very low water absorbency – both of which were key reasons it was specified on the Copenhagen Place project,” explains Dora Kotzeva of SSQ.

“In places, the roofs had a gradient of just 15 degrees, which increases the risk of damage through the freeze-thaw cycle.

“Since Riverstone phyllite is a dense material, and isn’t very porous, it’s the ideal choice for low gradient settings – especially when the individual natural slates are 60×30, as the added length makes it particularly suited for low pitches.

“Over many years, SSQ’s expert Technical Department has worked to develop its own unique low-pitch roof system for projects like these.

“We were delighted that Riverstone was chosen for use on this fantastic project, and know it will provide residents with a stylish, distinctive and extremely hard-wearing roof for decades to come.”