Double camber clay plain tiles
Clay is a natural, durable and beautiful roofing material.
Plain tiles made from clay have been used to cover roofs in Britain for over eight hundred years and they form much of the character of the roofs seen in the South East of England and the Midlands, where the largest deposits of clay are located.
With a longitudinal and latitudinal camber, the unique double curve of the Acme double camber clay plain tiles gives the designer the opportunity to create highly textured roofscapes with accentuated light and shade. The ability to achieve an A+ rating in the BRE Green Guide and accreditation to the BES 6001 framework standard for 'Responsible Sourcing' means that projects using our clay tiles can now achieve extra credits under BREEAM.
Our double camber clay tiles are available in a distinctive range of 6 colours that add character and have a lasting beauty which improves with each passing season.
Quintain House, a beautiful and intriguing project, features a bespoke flowing roof design, and is one of less than 100 homes over the past 15 years to have met the stringent standards for the National Planning Policy Framework Paragraph 55, which allows for construction of buildings of ‘exceptional quality or innovative nature in design’.
The fluidity of the roof design at Quintain House disguises the need for a highly complex roofing sub structure. With its longitudinal and latitudinal camber, the clay tile’s unique double curve was the ideal choice to create the highly textured roofscape the project sought.
Andy Rowlands, owner of Rowlands Roofing, comments on the complexity of the project. He says: “The striking finish of Quintain House not only meant we had to work closely with the project’s architect throughout, but it also meant we needed a roofing solution which could step up to the challenge. Having worked with Marley Eternit’s products before, we were confident they could deliver a robust solution, which not only perfectly lent itself to the architect’s vision for the project, but also offered increased functionality.”
In addition to its strong aesthetic appeal, Marley Eternit’s Acme Double Camber tiles are also accredited to the BES 6001 framework standard for 'Responsible Sourcing', which means projects using its clay tiles can now achieve extra credits under BREEAM.