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BritLock specified for 'green' church centre

A community church centre - which has been designed using only recycled or reusable construction materials - has used Sandtoft's interlocking BritLock slate to create an environmentally-friendly roof. Made from 80% recycled UK
slate waste, BritLock is manufactured in a carbon neutral plant using 100% green electricity.

Designed by architects Angus Design Associates, the Bankfoot Church Centre in Perthshire, Scotland, incorporates a wide variety of community facilities
including a café, sports hall, elderly-care lounge, and function room.

Speaking about the project, architect Raymond Angus, said: "As the centre is located in a rural area, we wanted to use natural slate on the roof but the material and labour costs were too high.

"We chose BritLock as it offers the same appearance as quarried slate and met the 'green' architectural brief set by the church's minister. Compared to natural slate, it was more cost effective and less labour intensive as no holing or sorting was required on site."

"BritLock is one of the greenest and sustainable roofing solutions available in the UK, making it ideal for this sustainable church centre," commented Nick Oldridge, sales and marketing director at Sandtoft. "It has the added benefit of being fast and easy to fix, ensuring specifiers, housebuilders and contractors achieve a quick and aesthetic slate roofing solution for projects of all sizes."

The Bankfoot Church Centre has been built following a fire which destroyed the original church in 2004. The new community Centre was officially opened in October 2008 and has one of the lowest carbon footprints in the UK for a building of its size.

Email: lwheble@bellpottingernorth.co.uk


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