Revolutionary new Lincoln Clay Pantile sees first project completions

A self-build project in the rural village of Old Dalby, Leicestershire is one of the first in the country to be completed using the new Lincoln, an innovative easy-to-fix interlocking clay pantile.

The Lincoln interlocking clay pantile was launched by leading roof systems manufacturer, Marley Eternit in early 2016 and the project near Melton Mowbray is one of a number of developments already using the ground-breaking tile.

The project at Yard Farm, in the village of Old Dalby, saw builders James Howden demolishing the existing house and constructing a new three bedroom home in its place.  Architects HSSP specified classic-style clay pantiles for the roof, in keeping with many of the older properties in the historic village.

Rather than using a traditional clay pantile, roofing contractor C Warrington & Sons recommended the new Lincoln clay pantile in Rustic Red to homeowner and farmer Mr Grice because of its ability to give a faster way to achieve a traditional clay pantile look and save time and money.

Roofer Paul Warrington explains: “We recommended using the new Lincoln easy-to-fix pantile because we know it can be fitted faster than other options and we thought it would be the best way for Mr Grice to achieve the traditional look.

“Old Dalby lies within an ‘Area of Particularly Attractive Countryside’ so the rustic pantile aesthetic specified by the architects was very important – the Lincoln enabled us to achieve this look.  

“The open gauge on the tile made it very easy to fix giving considerable time savings over a traditional clay pantile, especially because we could use traditional clay fittings alongside a dry ridge system, which again was very important to create a secure roof.  We would definitely use the Lincoln again when a pantile is specified.”

As the Lincoln clay pantile has left hand verge fittings, installation time around the Velux windows on the project was dramatically reduced. The completely open gauge also allowed adjustment on the roof, providing flexibility, without the need for complicated setting out or specialist skills and the hidden interlock completes the traditional aesthetic.

Sarah Jackson, marketing product manager at Marley Eternit, explains: “We’re delighted that Mr Grice and C Warrington & Sons decided to use our new pantile on this project.  The Lincoln was designed following feedback from across the industry – it therefore balances the design and vernacular needs of planners and architects, with the speed and ease of installation requirements of contractors.  It can be installed quickly and securely in line with the latest fixings requirements to BS 5534 and the NHBC Technical Standards.”

The Lincoln tile is available in Rustic Red and Natural Red with a comprehensive range of fittings. The Rustic Red creates a premium weathered appearance while the Natural Red has a smooth more uniform appearance with clean lines reminiscent of a traditional clay pantile. Both tiles have been designed to be suitable for use on properties required to match the local vernacular and for those  subject to local planning conditions.

The Lincoln range of traditional clay pantiles is compatible with Marley Eternit’s Universal Dry Fix systems and can be installed using traditional Mortar Hip and Ridge fixing kits compliant with BS 5534 and NHBC Technical Standards. As simple to install as a concrete roof tile, the Lincoln can be used at an extremely low minimum roof pitch of just 17.5 degrees. The pantiles can also be installed with the manufacturer’s new one-piece tile clip, SoloFix, which can save up to 30% roof clipping time compared to traditional clip fixing.

Discover how the new Lincoln clay pantile can save time without compromising on tradition by visiting or calling 01283 722588 to talk to Marley Eternit’s team of advisors. Further images are available in our case study gallery.

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