Sherston is a very attractive village set in the north-west of Wiltshire. The village is about 5.5 miles from both Malmesbury and Tetbury. The older part is on a spur of land formed by the Sherston branch of the River Avon, with the earliest settlement on the flat top of this spur around the church. The village is positioned on the Wiltshire/Gloucestershire border and offers excellent amenities including a primary school, Church, village hall, plus many more.
Due to the rural location of this development, sustainability and aesthetics were critical to ensure Bradstone stayed part of the specification. Products that were deployed on site included Bradstone Cotswold roofing slates and Bradstone Rough Dressed walling.
Bradstone Cotswold roofing slates were a logical choice due to their ready availability, fantastic resemblence to the indigenous Cotswold natural stone slates, and high recycled material content. Other features of this product include;
- Available in a range of diminishing lengths and random widths enabling an authentic appearance.
- Easy to lay
- Twice holed to facilitate nailing where required
- Contains more than 50% non-primary/secondary aggregate content
Furthermore, the Bradstone Rough Dressed walling blocks also promoted reconstructed stone ahead of the original natural stone alternatives. Bradstone Rough Dressed walling has a strong resemblence of natural roughly dressed quarried stone, but this sustainable alternative allows for regional varieties of coursing styles, wide choices of block sizes and also a vast number of colour shades to choose from. Other benefits include;
- Rationalised sizes enable compatibility with conventional cavity wall construction.
- Every block is finished with a profiled end
- Widely accepted in conservation areas
- Full pointing the blocks results in a varied joint width, with the final result therefore looking more original.
- Bespoke design
- Desirable rural location
- Included aid with the design of the properties, alongside the supply of the product