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CUPA PIZARRAS slate chosen for luxury development

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Island Wall with Cupa Pizarra natural slate

CUPA PIZZARAS’ CUPA 18 natural slate has been used to achieve a high quality finish on three luxury, modern, new-build properties in one of the most desirable areas of Whitstable in Kent.

The unique design of the houses, built by local property designer and developer specialist Kapra Developments, features extensive use of dark grey aluminium glazing systems. The placement of the expansive glazing, as well as the layout and orientation of the buildings, was devised to maximize the natural light and make the most of the surrounding landscape.

In addition to the CUPA 18 natural slate, the design also includes high quality natural timber cladding, sedum green roofing and natural stone blockwork.

Kim Brown, Director at Kapra Developments, explained: “The quality of the materials was very important and the coastal location meant that a durable product was essential. We were confident that the CUPA 18 slate would provide the look, quality and longevity we wanted.

CUPA 18 is a lighter grey slate with a smooth matt surface and has a superior, homogenous finish with only minor variations allowed in the thickness and flatness of the slate. The slate roofs were installed by Bates (Kent), a family-owned contractor based near Canterbury, who has worked with Kapra Developments on a number of previous projects.

CUPA PIZARRAS’ natural slate is sustainably extracted from quarries in northern Spain. It has an exceptional life span of 100 years and requires minimal maintenance throughout its lifetime.

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