Quintain House's clay tiled roof is sympathetic to those in nearby traditional villages in the surrounding area. Its striking undulating form was very challenging on a technical level and was achieved using Acme Double Camber clay plain tiles in Burnt Flame, demonstrating their versatility in creating complex roof designs. The project demonstrates the highest standards of roofing expertise, craftsmanship and delivery to turn an ambitious architectural vision into striking reality. The stunning curves articulated by the beauty of clay tiles are the crowning glory of a roofing masterpiece.
The flowing beauty of the roof design disguises the need for a highly complex and challenging roofing sub structure; one that ensured the team had to work patiently, diligently and flexibly to create what the design architect (Kirkland Fraser Moor), construction architect (John Phipps) and the property owner had in mind.
The complex nature of the design required ongoing collaboration with the architect and included working with extreme rises and falls in the roof layout to produce an elegant, seamless and curving finish. For example, the team had to devise a satisfactory battening solution to enable it to replicate the unbroken and smooth flow of the roof, apply it safely while adhering to BS 5534 where applicable, and then proceed to securely fixing nearly 60,000 Marley Eternit Acme Double Camber clay plain tiles – all of which had to be hand cut!
Roofing Specification Guide