Pitched Roofing

First project completions for clay pantile

The Lincoln tile is available in Rustic Red and Natural Red with a range of fittings

The Lincoln tile is available in Rustic Red and Natural Red with a range of fittings

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 easy-to-fix interlocking clay pantile Lincoln.

Marley Eternit’s interlocking clay pantile was launched in early 2016, and the project near Melton Mowbray is one of a number of developments already using the 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.

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.

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.