Cembrit, specialist supplier of natural slates has supplied Alpina for a brand new Parish Hall in Bishops Nympton,Devon. The new build consisting of beautiful stone and wood exteriors has been complemented by the random dark grey/dark green tones of the Alpina Graphite natural slates. The slates created a fresh and modern touch to a historical village whilst retaining a regional style through the use of traditional materials.
Bishops Nympton Parish Hall is located near South Molton in the beautiful North Devon countryside, and boasts stunning views over the rolling Devonshirehills. Bishops Nympton has a slightly star studded background, being the location for filming of 1980s television program The Passion and is also home to wildlife filmmaker, Johnny Kingdom. The new Parish Hall has provided the village with a community shop, post office, private consulting room, main hall Dennis Gunn room, kitchen and a community office, all under one roof. The hall will also be a great venue for gatherings and events including the local farmers market.
The 13,500 natural slates were installed on the large eight room building by local stonework and masonry specialists A&G Setherton. “This was a challenging but exciting project to work on” says Alan from A&G Setherton. “It was important to consider the cost effectiveness of materials used, but also create a village hub that local people would be proud of. The hall was completed to a very high standard and the roof looks superb against the stonework and timber used on the exterior walls. The main reason for choosing Cembrit was that we needed to ensure that the building would be long lasting. Alpina slates are known for their durability and are able to withstand even the most severe weather conditions. Once they have been laid they will last the lifetime of the building.”
Alpina is a Brazilian natural slate, selected from the finest deposits and produced at some of the best facilities inPapagaios,Brazil. It is available in two colours, graphite and grey/green and in a variety of sizes. With its flat surface and pleasing shade variations, Alpina slate can be relied upon to create an attractive, high performance roof.
Alpina slates have virtually no unstable minerals such as pyrites, graphite, carbon and un-oxidised irons and can withstand the most severe weather conditions: they are unaffected by sunlight, ultraviolet light and even acid rain. Laid correctly Alpina slate will last the lifetime of the building and are ideal for use on all types of construction project.