Cambrian Case Studies

Redland Cambrian Slate sets the standard for quality in roofing design. Made from the finest reclaimed Welsh slate, it’s the signature material for superior roofing across the UK.

Over the years, Cambrian has been used on a large number of prestigious and innovative developments, ranging from Leisure Facilities to Social Housing Schemes, Schools to Retail Schemes, in addition to New-Build Housing and Office developments.

To celebrate these schemes, and to tie in with our competition to win a fine dining experience, we've created a collection of some of the outstanding schemes where Cambrian has recently been used. Just click on the links below to view each scheme.

Apart from the use of approximately 60% recycled natural slate in its formation, as befits a product of Cambrian's credentials and environmental benefits (already achieving an "A" BREEAM rating), the carbon footprint of the Rassau plant where Cambrian is manufactured has recently benefitted from the installation of a wind turbine with the capacity to fully power the whole of the plant.

This £1.5million joint venture between Monier Redland Ltd and a new company, Alto Prodotto Wind, is the first of five wind turbines to be funded and installed across the UK by the new company.  Now fully commissioned, at its most efficient, the new PowerWind 500 KW wind turbine will be powerful enough to supply sufficient electricity to fully power the plant, and it is predicted to provide the site with one third of its entire annual electricity usage, offsetting up to 740 tonnes of CO2 per year.

When the plant is not in use, power generated will be directed back to the national grid, providing additional energy to be distributed across the area.

In addition, our Cambrian plant recently won a local environmental award for waste stream improvement, having been nominated by the Local Authority Business Resource Efficiency Co-ordinator; key points being the high percentage of reclaimed waste material used, work done to reduce waste to landfill and the cost benefit to the plant by doing so.