Bespoke property development completed using Bradstone Conservation roofing slates.



The present settlement of Ailsworth has been occupied since earliest times and remains from the Bronze and Iron Ages are present. A Roman road runs just to the west of the present village with the form of the village probably being attributed to a Saxon settlement. Ailsworth comprised of a loose group of thatched cottages, with a manor house, set in a landscape of open fields.

Chapel Hill is a flagship Hereward Homes development comprising only three unique stone-built four and five bedroom houses in Ailsworth village. Overlooking open fields to the northern and eastern aspects and with established and newly planted trees on its borders, the development benefits from a truly rural ambiance close to the Nene Valley yet it is only five miles from the bustling city of Peterborough.

The three new houses, The Paddocks, The Grange and Chapel Hill Barn, have many architectural features which take their inspiration from historic properties in the village, including stone quoins and oak & stone lintels, large barn style glazed openings, local limestone, natural clay pantiles and Collyweston style roof slates. Each house at Chapel Hill has its own individual character as the architects tried to create an exciting choice of layouts for home buyers to choose from.

Despite having strong links with the past, Chapel Hill also has an eye to the future as there are the latest contemporary materials and building techniques combined with traditional craftsmanship to create stylish and comfortable living spaces. 

This was a small high quality development in a highly desirable location, in the picturesqe village of Ailsworth.


We supplied approximately 650m2 of Bradstone Conservation stone roofing slates to satisfy the clients request of a high quality material.

The product features of Bradstone Conservation roofing slates include;

  • Readily available reconstructed stone alternative to natural stone slates
  • Available in diminishing lengths and random widths for authenticity
  • Easy to lay
  • Associated with reduced time and costs
  • Contains more than 50% of non-primary/secondary aggregate content.

Project details

  • Hereward Homes

  • Hereward Homes

  • Manor Roofing

  • Private housing

    • Three bespoke properties
    • Stone built
    • Designed for contemporary living, in a rural location