The Victorian townhouse detailing and individuality of the Scotia homes (part of the Charleston new urban village development on the outskirts of Aberdeen) allowed Forster to showcase a range of slating and tiling skills. To-date, Forster have tiled and/or slated over 150 plots (including flatted blocks and a mix of housing) at Scotia’s flagship North East development.
The eclectic individual design of the homes – a standout feature of the Scotia homes – encompassed a mix of roof materials (natural slate, clay and concrete tiles), colours and detailing, including slating of a conical turret, mansard roofing and mitred hip slating on hips above dormers and bay windows. The extensive detailing and subsequent sequencing meant that the Forster slaters were required to work interchangeably with the other trades.
Our most experienced craft slaters were selected to meticulously cut and fix the slate to the mitred hip of the slated conical turret. The individuality of the homes presented a great opportunity for some of our ‘New Build Roofing’ apprentices to develop invaluable experience in a wide range of tiling and slating techniques.