Bespoke reproduction stone roof tiles from the SIGA Heritage range have been used to replace failed imported tiles on a residential home for people with learning difficulties in Market Overton, Rutland.
Overseen by David Tubshaw, conservation officer at The Lodge Trust building for Rutland County Council, a bespoke Collyweston reproduction stone tile was specifically developed to achieve an authentic texture and colour match for the building’s original roof. The failed slates, which had only been laid 18 months previously, were then removed and replaced with new Rutland tiles from the SIGA Heritage range.
Initially resistant to specifying concrete reproduction tiles, Mr Tubshaw’s feedback was that he was “delighted with the Rutland tiles, as the new stone gives the appearance of the original.”
He added: “The quality of the SIGA Rutland Heritage Reproduction Stone is excellent, and I have added peace of mind that the product comes with a 25 year guarantee.”
The Heritage range of reproduction stone roofing products is handcrafted to give an authentic roofscape, offering detailed moulding, a choice of colours and a range of sizes.
Each individual stone is produced using moulds taken from stone originals. As with natural stone, shades vary, with no two being identical. According to SIGA, this ensures a truly authentic roofscape when combined with the surface detail and hand colouring,
SIGA Heritage Reproduction Stone has been designed in consultation with professional roofers, conservation officers and architects, and achieves an easy to lay slating format, which results in a coursed and diminishing stone roof.