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Ludgate House

Richardson Roofing installed the bespoke curved zinc roof that was the defining feature of this strikingly modern design, which transformed an old and dated livery yard into a new home

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Ludgate House is a high-quality development whose design references an existing corrugated ‘Dutch’ barn building it replaced. This agricultural building was converted into a contemporary home, whose stand-out feature is barrelled zinc roof. The building also features timber cladding and soffits positioned on the first floor.

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Complexity

Central to the overall design is the floor-to-ceiling curved zinc roof, with standing seam that emulates the corrugated rhythm of the previous barn’s external skin.

Build-up

Linetherm substrate, zinc

About Richardson Roofing

Richardson Roofing is a multi-disciplined building envelope commercial industrial roofing contractor, able to take projects from an outline design concept through to a finished installation constructed to the highest standards.

www.richardson-roofing.com

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Workmanship

There were many special bespoke non-standard zinc details to satisfy client requirements. The contractor created the barrelled roof on site, demonstrating excellent detailing on all the elements to deliver a standing seam.

At a glance

  • Project: Ludgate House
  • Roofing Awards 2019: Roof of the Year and Winner of the Fully Supported Metal category
  • Location: Hertfordshire
  • Roof Covering: Zinc
  • Client: Private
  • Roofing Contractor: Richardson Roofing
  • Main Contractor: Islandbridge Properties
  • Architect: Clear Architects
  • Award Sponsor: ALM