2019 - Case Study

The derelict Blatchington farmhouse and land was purchased by South Coast Nursing Homes to provide a new specialist residential care facility for people living with Dementia.

The original building was partly demolished and a new two and three storey building was constructed in its place with landscaped gardens and additional parking. The superstructure was traditional load bearing construction with timber pitched roofs, precast concrete floors and solid load bearing blockwork walls.

Working under a main contractor, we incorporated all of the roofing works, both flat and pitched within our package to offer a one stop solution. Our works comprised of slating the new extension along with vertical slating, single ply and leadwork as well as re-covering the original part of the house. The project used a combination of modern and traditional methods of working to provide a functional and aesthetically pleasing design which is sympathetic to the original building.

The roof has 23 pitched slopes along with 7 dormers, 1 lead link roof, 10 chimneys to both new and existing buildings and incorporates a variety of different coverings. The majority of the roof was covered with Cupa R2, best quality Spanish slates, these had to work seamlessly with the single ply and lead coverings.

The project incorporated both traditionally built brick chimneys as well as prefabricated chimneys which required weathering with lead details.

The walls to the link roof were slated as were some of the dormer cheeks, the remaining dormer cheeks were lead clad. The dormers roofs were also formed in milled lead.

The south facing internal slope had a large solar PV installation incorporated within the design to increase the energy efficiency of the building.

As other works were going on inside the building whilst we were roofing it was vital to prevent ingress of rainwater.

BLATCHINGTON MILL