Jutland slates are a triumph on new roof for motorcycle shop

Jutland fibre cement slates from Cembrit have been installed on a new roof for a motorcycle shop in Bournemouth. The slates were Installed by McGuigan Roofing, a local contractor, as part of a complete re-roofing project and provide a sleek, flat finish to the roof while also offering an appearance similar to that of natural slate.

Dynomite Performance Motorcycles was established in the Bournemouth 30 years ago. The shop is housed in a Victorian-era building and over the years the roof had been subject to wear and tear, including slipped slates, a split lead gully, detached lead trays as well as water ingress in places. Matt Harvey, the owner of the shop, called in McGuigan Roofing on recommendation. On closer inspection, it was found that the water ingress had caused ‘nail sickness’ and damp rot in some of the roof timbers. McGuigan Roofing recommended a complete re-roof of the building using Jutland slates. The company had previous experience of using Jutland and had been impressed with their appearance and versatility. 

“We’ve used Jutland slates many times and have found them to be excellent value for money,” commented Jim McGuigan. “They stack up very well against more expensive competitor products in terms of performance, and not only that, they really look good on a Victorian-era building. I’d have no hesitation in recommending Jutland slates to future clients.”

The project began in July 2018. Once new felt and battens were installed the slating could take place, and with new soffit and fascia boards the transformation of the building was completed by the end of the month. All materials for the project were supplied by local merchant, Elliotts of Christchurch.

Jutland is a smooth, square edged, fully compressed fibre cement slate, and is the most cost- effective solution for creating a natural-looking slate roof. With a low leading-edge, the roof slope has the neat, low profile appearance of a genuine slate roof, without the shadow lines thicker concrete tiles create. The individual slates are lightweight, pre-holed and easy to cut with hand tools. Because no mechanical cutting tools are needed, there is also no requirement for dust suppression equipment. As such, Jutland slates are ideal for use on complex roof structures where there is a lot of cutting and drilling required.

Jutland is available in four colours which can be mixed on a roof to create the patterns or features reminiscent of natural slate. The slates are pigmented during production and are finished with a high quality, semi-matt acrylic coloured coating to the top face and edges and a tinted, high performance binder to the back face.

For further information visit www.cembrit.co.uk, email sales@cembrit.co.uk or tel: 020 3372 2300