Innovative clay tile brings brindle quality to rural self-build

Napton on the Hill project
The detached property in Napton-on-the-Hill was built with the intention of having the traditional appearance of a country home

A luxury self build project in Warwickshire has used a mixed brindle clay plain tile to give the roof a traditional aesthetic in keeping with the home’s rural surroundings.

Self-builder Martin Hayward built the detached property in Napton-on-the-Hill for his mother and wanted the new build to have the traditional appearance of a country home.

The company says he chose the Acme Mixed Brindle single camber clay plain tiles from Marley Eternit to give a weathered, aged appearance to complement the mixed blend of bricks used for the construction of the house.

Martin Hayward, of Hayward Developments, commented: “We originally specified a concrete tile but after using it on an outbuilding, we decided it wouldn’t give the country home aesthetic we wanted to achieve. So we increased the specification to the Acme clay plain tile, which gives the quality, traditional appearance we wanted, but still at an affordable price. 

“The tiles give a weathered effect and each one is a slightly different colour, which works well with the different shades of the bricks and means the roof doesn’t stand out as too much of a contrast against its rural surroundings.” 

Roofing contractor Shire Roofing also used matching valleys, half round ridges and inline vents from Marley Eternit to complement the Mixed Brindle colour.

The Acme Mixed Brindle tiles also have environmental credentials with the ability to achieve an A+ rating in the BRE Green Guide to Specification, BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing accreditation and certified carbon footprint data at product level.

The tiles can be used at pitches as low as 30° and are part of Marley Eternit’s clay plain tile range, which now offers a wide choice of colours and profiles.

A range of fittings, accessories and ventilation products is also available to complement the Mixed Brindle colour.

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