Tucked away in the quiet village of Cartmel in Cumbria is what was once an old council shed used to store trucks and steamrollers that were used to repair the local roads. Over time, the shed fell out of use, and, in 2010, was bought by a forward-thinking couple living just next door.
The Old Roller Shed
Rachel and Ian had originally planned to use it for storage; however, the building was deteriorating badly and needed a lot of work. Instead, the couple opted to give the building a new life as holiday accommodation that is fittingly now known as the Old Roller Shed.
The couple completely renovated the Old Roller Shed. The old, wooden doors were replaced by modern aluminium and glass doors that let the natural light flood in to make the space seem even bigger and brighter. An open plan kitchen-diner, living room and bathroom on the ground floor are connected to a generously sized and gorgeous master bedroom on a new mezzanine that is accessed up a floating steel staircase.
The Perfect Finishing Touch from UK Slate
One of the main benefits of natural stone is the unique markings and finish that they provide. The Old Roller Shed features the gorgeous deep coloured and subtly marked Ravendale Graphite Riven slate tiles, accompanied with underfloor heating for an extra touch of luxury. These tiles were installed in the sitting room and kitchen-diner area, and their durability and robustness will guarantee years of guests admiring without tarnishing or discolouring.
Not only did the interior of the Old Roller Shed need replacing and renovating, the exterior needed a lot of attention too. The first step was to replace the old woodwork before turning their attention to the roof. The once crumbled and sad-looking roof was replaced with gorgeous, locally sourced Burlington Blue Grey Slates.
Burlington Blue Grey slates have been quarried in the Lake District for more than 300 years from deposits that were formed over 330 million years ago. These slate tiles have a unique texture and tone that looks simply incredible as a finishing touch to any traditional or modern property.
We have been involved in a number of residential projects where slate has had a chance to shine, such as the Old Roller Shed and the Peacock House, and we love to see a property refurbished and flourishing! Our slate tiles are perfect for a variety of applications, so you can rest assured that you’ll always find exactly what you need for your home with us.
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