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Marley Eternit Weatherboard Is Outstanding In The Coppice


Fibre cement Weatherboard from Marley Eternit creates “outstanding feature areas” in a purpose-built community by Persimmon Homes South Coast.

The weather and fire-resistant Weatherboard in three low-maintenance colours – blue/grey, grey and ivory – has been used to clad the elevations of some of the 1,000+ homes at Cherque Farm in Lee on the Solent in Hampshire.

Dave Pellen of AAP Architecture said they specified it to “reflect New England styles” and because it “works well with the brick types and slates specified” to “create outstanding feature areas”.

AAP’s brief from Persimmon was to provide 1,050 dwellings including 25% affordable housing provision with outline planning consent and they were actively involved from initial master planning through to detailed planning consent and construction drawings for each phase of the development.

The 100-acre site was formerly a quarry and special consideration was given by AAP to local shopping areas, open space including sports pitches, laps, leaps, neaps and an extensive footpath/cycleway, and a non-car transportation network.

Marley Eternit’s Weatherboard features particularly prominently on house types Hawthorn and Topiary in phase 5F or The Coppice – a mix of 30 two- and three-storey and three to five-bedroomed timber-framed balconied townhouses and detached homes in traditional and New England styles.

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