Cupa Pizarras will be helping with the refurbishment of a stable yard at a £7 million development in Dalkeith Country Park, located just five miles from Edinburgh. Being so close to Edinburgh means that the building products used had to reflect the rich historic surroundings and Cupa’s high quality Heavy 3 slate delivered that.
The Heavy 3 slate resembles the traditional Ballachulish natural slate that is no longer being produced. Its medium grained and blue black colouring with the occasional quarts gives it an authentic and visually appealing finish. In addition, the slate has an exceptional thickness and durability, as well as being impermeable, non-combustible, UV resistant, unaffected by chemicals and pollutants and very low-maintenance.
“Our Heavy 3 Slate is significantly thicker than its competitors, meaning it can provide maximum endurance against the high wind speeds and driving rain that is so common throughout Scotland. This made it perfectly positioned to fulfil both aesthetic and practical requirements of the development at Dalkeith Country Park,” said Allan Liddell, area sales manager for Scotland.
For the restoration of the stables and courtyard, a Chartered Architect was hire and he integrated historical features within the new development. The project saw the stables and courtyard reimagined to create a new retail area, restaurant and wellbeing space, where the horse stalls and their feeding racks can still be viewed among the new features of the building.
Cupa Pizarras is the world leader in the natural woofing slate sector, with 16 quarries in Spain and 22 processing plants equipped with the latest technology. The company exports 98% of its production to countries on the five continents and have offices in France, the UK, the three Benelux countries, Denmark and the United States of America.