Cupa Pizarras exceeds roofing expectations for Scottish builder

A quest to source a natural roof slate that would suit aesthetically and meet the demanding requirements of its surroundings, led housebuilder Burnhead to specify Cupa Pizarras’ Heavy 3 roofing slate for a small hamlet of luxury low-energy houses built near Strathaven, south Lanarkshire.

Ranging in size from the largest at 12,000ft2 to 4,000ft2, each bespoke home has been developed with family living in mind. Externally, the houses feature sandstone facades, timber doors and windows, fascia and soffits and internally are decorated smartly with great attention to detail.

David Bryson, owner and director of Burnhead, said: “For the roof, our priority was to source a good quality, natural slate that would last and withstand the inclement Scottish weather conditions. Following extensive research, we discovered and specified Cupa Pizarras’ Heavy 3.

“We had never used Cupa Pizarras before but having completed this project successfully, we have been using Heavy 3 ever since on our other building projects. Yes, it’s a cost-effective option but the real reasons for specifying Heavy 3 are aesthetics, quality and longevity. It’s also a good choice for when we need to repair and replace traditional roofs in the area, as there are many visual similarities between traditional Ballachulish slate and Heavy 3.

Commenting on the support he has received from Cupa Pizarras throughout the design and build process, Mr Bryson said: “The technical team has been amazing; really supportive answering any questions we had about the design and different material options, help with quantifying and any detailing that was required.”