A selection of high performance cast stone, decorative walling, and highly durable roof tiles and slates from Forticrete has been specified for the construction of three new Farmhouse Inn restaurants situated near Edinburgh, Havant and Bristol.
For the construction of Farmhouse Inn Elginhaugh Farm in Lasswade, Edinburgh, project architects, Arch-E-Tech Design specified Forticrete's Gemini roof tile in Slate Grey coupled with its Dry Fix and Ventilation Systems. In addition, to replicate the natural stone more prevalent in the restaurant’s vernacular, Forticrete's popular Anstone Cottage walling stone in Brown Old Weathered was also specified. Arch-E-Tech Design also turned to Forticrete's Wet Cast Stone Heads and Cills in Buff to provide decorative finishing touches to the restaurant's roofs edges and windows.
For Farmhouse Inn Langbrook Farm in Havant, Arch-E-Tech Design required a roofing appearance that would complement the restaurant's rustic brick, render and wooden panelled external façade. Forticrete's award-winning Gemini roof tile in Mixed Russet provided the ideal solution.
For its Farmhouse Inn Winter Stream Farm in Hambrook, near Bristol, Arch-E-Tech Design needed to ensure that any materials specified would blend naturally with its surrounding environment. As a result, a combination of Forticrete's Minislate interlocking roof tiles in Slate Grey and its Senator pantiles in Rustic were handpicked to provide a cost effective and enhanced visual appeal.
Jason Thompson at Arch-E-Tech Design, commented: "For such high profile projects, it is essential that when we specify materials, we source products that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but provide the confidence and reassurance that they meet a high standard of specification.
"Having specified Forticrete products across many of our developments over the years, we had no reservations that they would deliver yet again. What's more, Forticrete worked very closely with ourselves, providing us with the security of guarantees and warranties, and an excellent technical service, right from the design stage through to installation. Forticrete also liaised with local planning authorities on our behalf to provide them with peace of mind that their products will ensure the new Farmhouse Inn restaurants fit well within their local environment.
"We are already specifying Forticrete products again on more commercial projects and look forward to continuing our strong working relationship."
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