Canterbury handmade clay plain tiles in Loxleigh colour have been used to create an authentic roof for a new build historic-style cottage in the Denham conservation area. The self build project, in the picturesque old English village, had to adhere to strict planning guidelines for roof height and use of materials due to the number of listed buildings along the same road.
The homeowner consulted independent roofing merchant Skyline Roofing Centres, who recommended the Canterbury clay tiles in Loxleigh to give a premium rustic aesthetic and complement the cottage's Welsh oak timber frame.
Dating back to the Doomsday book, Denham village has 46 listed buildings spanning Village road where the new house has been built. These historic properties are largely a mix of brick and timber frames and many of them have handmade clay tiles on the roof.
Marley Eternit's Canterbury clay plain tiles were chosen because they achieved the traditional, heritage look demanded by local planning and blended in well with the rafters and open eaves on the roof.
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