07 Dec Traditional Slate Roof
Although the vast majority of the the 11,000 square is thatched there is a slate roof to the lower level on the north side. Alongside our re-thatching, we also restored the welsh slate on the north side.
We also wanted to restore the slates back to their former glory, to ensure a the barn remains looking spectacular in the long term.
First, we removed all 6,000 of the tiles and cleaned up 4,500 that remained un-broken. This meant we could re-use 75% of the original tiles.
We sourced identical Welsh slate tiles form the local area, and that identically matched the originals.