Marley Eternit’s JB Shingles have been used to create an enchanted storybook roof for one of the UK’s most unique wedding settings. Designed to replicate the look of a 19th century thatched roof, the tight curves make it one of the most highly skilled shingles projects completed in the UK.
Le Petit Chateau is an award-winning wedding venue set on the site of an historic coaching inn in Otterburn, Northumberland. The owners wanted to create a romantic French chapel for ceremonies, which even though it was a new build, would capture the beautiful age of 19th century France.
Although the owners were originally considering a thatched roof, contractor Dunn Builders recommended using JB Shingles to achieve the enchanted, fantastical aesthetic for the chapel, named La Belle Epoque.
The western red cedar shingles are layered on top of each other in a pine cone-like design on the roof, which includes very tight rolls at the front of the chapel, making it a highly skilled project which involved the use of a steam box to achieve the desired bend in the shingles.
The JB Shingles were treated with a clear preservative treatment called MicroPro® to retain the natural look of cedar, with a guaranteed minimum lifespan of 40 years. The unique formulation uses a suspended micronised copper-based preservative that leaves the shingle looking completely natural.
Marley Eternit's JB Shingles offer the highest-quality 'Blue Label' grade and are accredited by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), which ensures the biodiversity and ecosystems of the forest are preserved. With one of the lowest carbon footprints of any widely used building product, western red cedar shingles are also perfect for projects driven by sustainability objectives.