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Iconic hotel project wins roof slate award

by Jennie Ward

A prestigious Cupa Pizarras project, Henderson House, has won the Slate Roofing category at the recent NFRC Scottish Roofing Contractor Awards.

Henderson House was built in 1899 and was originally known as Gullane, Scotland’s iconic Marine Hotel. Built close to the railway line terminal, the hotel was a hub for seaside visitors. Since then, the building has been requisitioned by the army during WWII and used as a Scottish Fire and Rescues Service college.

In 2019, the property was refurbished by Cala Homes, renovating the building into 21 bespoke apartments, from one-bedroom to three-bedroom duplex residences. Part of this refurbishment included the renovation of the roof. After establishing that the existing slates were not salvageable, roofing contractor Avonside Roofing recommended Cupa Pizarras’ Heavy 3 slate as the ideal replacement for the previous slate used on the property.

The judges at the NFRC Scottish Roofing Contractor Awards said: “The Henderson House project was a well-executed strip and re-slate to what has proved to be a stunning refurbishment of an iconic building.”

Allan Liddell, Specification Manager at Cupa Pizarras commented: “We were delighted that Henderson House won the award. We are dedicated to providing high quality products for every project and this is just another example. However, a product is only as good as its installer and Avonside Roofing achieved a really excellent finish on this project.”  

www.cupapizarras.com/uk

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