Exterior Finishes

Standard Finishes

All of our external finishes are sourced from a local supply chain wherever possible.  ALL of our Exterior Larch Wood Cladding and Shingles come from UK Sawmills and our slates and shingles come from local suppliers who source from the UK and Germany.

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British Waney Edged Larch Cladding

recycled felt shingles

Part Recycled Content Felt Shingles

Alternative Options

shinglesBritish Wood Larch Shingles

Beautiful british honey-hued timber which can be left untreated and will turn silvery over time. This is the most popular option for our Rotundas as the shingles gently hug the curve of the building and provide a rustic charm which is weather resistant and hardwearing. Estimated lifespan 50-60 years. No maintenance required.

 

recycled-slates100% Recycled (post-consumer plastics) Slates

The most realistic looking faux-slate in the UK – Made entirely from post-comsumer plastics. A unique advantage that distinguishes these slates from any other synthetic slate on the market is that they are self-bonding, this allows them to bond together once installed creating one membrane. The benefit of this process gives you a stronger, more pliable solid membrane that leaves you with a roof that is wind and weather resistant even at low pitches. These slates are extremely dense, durable and heavy! Great for added insulation!

 

smooth-larchSquare edged, dressed British Larch wood board-on-board cladding

Still retaining the rustic charm of the waney edged Larch but with a more contemporary finish, these boards have been smoothed and dressed, are silky to the touch but still boast the same properties and require absolutely no maintenance.
We choose to use Board-on-Board as the preferred method of cladding, not only is is visually captivating, it’s the method which Scottish house-builders use for durability, ventilation and increased longevity of the timber. We prefer not to use ‘tongue and groove’ cladding as there is a high chance that water ingress over a prolonged period of time can cause the ‘tongue’ (the weakest part) to rot and your external cladding to ‘pop’ after several years of our british weather!

 

Green (Seedum or wild flowers) roof garden room sedum

Proven to increase thermal and acoustic insulation and provide a habitat for insects and bees, this is a roof option which fits the Rotunda like a glove.
We love green roof systems as they actively reduce the CO2 of construction, they’re useful for reducing water run-off, they cleanse the water for rainwater harvesting, are phenomenal at reducing noise and reduce your energy consumption by an average of 6%.

 

Wood Door Options / Upgades

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