Choosing shingles for conservation projects

The natural beauty of cedar shingles complements a natural environment and provides a zero-maintenance, durable roofing solution.

Why choose Cedar Shingles?

  • Aesthetics - Natural beauty complementing every structure
  • High degree of thermal installation
  • Minimum life expectancy of 40 years
  • Quick on site installation using JB ShingleFix
  • Zero maintenance

Western Red Cedar Shingles have been specified for heritage projects and conservation areas from Scotland to the South Coast.

Managing change in conservation areas has become as important as planning permission for listed buildings. There are around 10,000 conservation areas in the UK. These areas have been noted as places of special interest, either architecturally or historical.

Conservation area designation means that certain factors must be considered when making changes to properties within it. These changes should be made using ‘Constructive conservation’, a term English Heritage uses to define the protection and adaptation of historic places through active management.

Shingles are regularly specified in areas where consideration is required to the impact of a new building in a rural or natural environment or where an alternative heritage roofing, such as heather, is required.

To complement the range of Western Red Cedar, Marley Eternit can supply English Oak shingles, both sawn and cleft and Sweet Chestnut. These are often used for Church spires and in other conservation projects. Riven Oak batten can also be sourced when required. Read case studies of projects using JB Shingles in conservations areas.

JB Shingles have been used on many projects from heritage and conservation projects to low pitched roofs and complex roof designs.

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