CUPACLAD’s elegant touch transforms a bungalow in Tarporley

Architect Jon Moorhouse and his wife purchased a 1980s derelict bungalow in Tarporley, Cheshire with aspirations to keep the original eco-friendly design but bring it into the 21st century to create an almost zero-carbon home.

Bungalow Tarporley

Throughout the project, emphasis was placed on sourcing the highest quality materials that would blend in with the surrounding rural landscape while maintaining a contemporary design.

To this endeavor, Jon sought a natural slate cladding system, as he felt it would work well with the green oak elements. He came across CUPACLAD and reached out to us. Our technical team visited Jon’s architectural practice to present a CPD and discuss the project.

Tarporley Cheshire home

Jon Moorhouse commented:

I was looking for vertical hanging slate that would contrast with the oak elements. The design for the balcony also uses vertical cladding, so we wanted a horizontal slate to complement these lines. CUPACLAD really helped us to achieve this vision.

It was soon decided that CUPACLAD 201 Vanguard would be ideal as it could achieve all the aesthetic and sustainability requirements. This system has achieved BRE Global Verified Status and appear in the GreenBook live database. It is also fully BBA approved, 100% non-combustible, with an A1 fire-rating, and offers a lifespan of over 100 years.

Ease of installation was also required. Gavin Bailey from Sparta Cladding commented:

Overall, CUPACLAD is a great product – easy to handle and install. The support we received from CUPA PIZARRAS was excellent and we’ve built a good relationship with the team who offered to come to site and demonstrate the best way to install the system.

Gavin explained  as with most sub-grid systems, the support system is fundamental to the final installation and aesthetics of the building.

This ultimately dictates the position and size of the slates. We are happy and confident in using CUPACLAD and feel it has a good place in the market for its natural finish and ease of installation.

zero carbon home

CUPACLAD stands as an optimal choice for home renovations, seamlessly blending timeless aesthetics with modern functionality. Its versatility not only enhances the visual appeal of a residence but also provides durability and sustainability.

“I would definitely recommend CUPACLAD”, summarised Jon Moorhouse, “also because of the system itself. We found it to be versatile and the installation was very quick – providing us with a beautiful and natural aesthetic as well as good eco credentials.

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