Plymstock School, Plymouth

Project: Plymstock School, Plymouth

Material: Redland Cambrian Slate

Project brief

With a failing, fatigued and aged slate roof, Plymstock Secondary School’s main building required urgent attention to ensure it was fit for purpose for the upcoming school term. Requiring a minimal maintenance roofing material which offered long-term protection from the elements, the school needed all works, including scaffolding erection, material removal and installation completed during the summer holiday period. 


Covering an area of 570sqm, DFR Roofing operatives removed over 1,000 fatigued natural slates, with all exposed areas, cleaned and prepared for the installation of new materials; which included breathable felt membrane, lead and battens.  

Wanting to replicate its original natural slate roof, DFR Roofing recommended the replacement and installation of BMI Redland Cambrian slates. Lightweight and made from recycled Welsh slate, as well as being top of the range in terms of both design and performance, the slate’s unique three-point fixing mechanism make it suitable for even the most exposed structures.   

Completed in just six weeks, the school is now ready to take on the harsh winter weather, with the newly installed slate roof ensuring both children and staff can get on with the daily timetable without any threat from the elements.  

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