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Luxury Self Build Home, Midlands

  • Project Luxury Self Build Home
  • Sector Self Build
  • Location Midlands
  • Tile Product Clay Plain Tile
  • RTA Member Dreadnought

Challenge

The roof is the dominant feature of this luxury Arts and Crafts self build home and the owners knew that they wanted to use a dark handmade/handformed tile. They wanted to use high quality materials and had looked at a wide range of tile options but had found that most of the dark tiles on the market have been “sprayed or painted” artificially.

Solution

“Having such a dominant roof, we were keen that it should not look in anyway contrived, and we wanted to use a tile with genuine clay colour, that would have some variant of colour and texture on its surface” explained the self-builder of the property. “We were therefore very pleased to come across Dreadnought Tiles at a Self Build exhibition. Their Dark Heather tile offered the varied shades of purples and lighter blues that we were after”

Result

The architects design allows for 2 stories within the roof space using many dormer windows, differing roof levels and spocketed eaves, creating subtle lines and imparting elegance to the building. The pitch transitions have been accommodated by adjusting the tilt of the bonnet hips. The sense of quality and attention to detail is emphasized by the use of special shaped hip fixings.