Rooftop penthouses get Vertigo

Vertigo fibre cement slates from Marley Eternit have been used to create a contemporary facade for Damien Court’s eight duplex penthouses, constructed on the rooftop of an existing four storey apartment building in Whitechapel, East London.

Raj Saund from John Farquharson Partnership, who acted as structural engineers and architectural detailers on the project, specified the Vertigo fibre cement slates alongside Marley Eternit’s Cedral lap. He comments:

“The choice of materials and colours is intentionally restrained with a sophisticated palette of grey and timber to achieve a timeless quality finish. We also had a lot of assistance from the Marley Eternit team, including technical advice and samples, although the Vertigo system itself was actually very easy to use.”

The first of its kind in the UK, the Vertigo fibre cement slates are quick and simple to fix, lightweight, weather and temperature resistant and they perfectly adapt to the contours of a building. Vertigo has three different installation methods to give more design flexibility and freedom and is available in eight different colours from Anthracite to Terracotta.

Charlotte Hughes, product manager from Marley Eternit, adds:

“Vertigo is becoming a popular choice for apartment buildings like this one where it offers a striking, yet understated finish.  The invisible fixings and panels of the Vertigo system give sharp clean horizontal lines, which complement the vertical timber aesthetic of the Cedral.”

Vertigo also boasts superb sustainability credentials, helping to achieve environmental credits with a ‘very good’ BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing accreditation.  Fibre cement also offers lifetime sustainability, as it can be fully recycled at the end of its use.

For more information or design advice, please visit or call Marley Eternit on 01283 722588.