Ystradgynlais Community Hospital in Powys

Cambrian was developed to overcome some very specific problems that natural slate products cannot. The interlocking design and unique three point fixing allows application to the lowest angle of roof pitch and is guaranteed to perform on roofs as low as 15°.

A fine example of such a roof was completed at Ystradgynlais Community Hospital in Powys, where 6,500 m² of Cambrian Slate Grey was used to re-roof the whole of the complex. Natural Welsh slate was dismissed as it couldn't be guaranteed to perform at the hospital roof's lowest 17.5° angle of pitch, whereas Cambrian, produced locally at Redland's plant in Rassau, offered both the looks and performance required. Using dry-fix systems as part of the specification also reduced the re-roofing time by 20%.

"This was not a straightforward replacement of the roof, the solution requiring widespread changes to the details in the design. The Redland guarantee ensures the specification met all Building Regulations and covered our design liability for the roof" (Mike Graham - Peter Barnes & Associates Chartered Architects).

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