Keymer tiles ensure Sussex house is an award winner
The re-roofing of an exceptionally beautiful Sussex house has been carried out using handmade clay roof tiles from Keymer, the UK's oldest and most respected manufacturer. With unparalleled attention to detail and master craftsmanship, the 1920's house in Waldron has been rewarded with a Gold award in the tiling category at the 2011 NFRC Awards.
For a roofscape which had a number of classical and complex features, the right choice of materials was essential. Specified for their established history and elite quality, the entire 232m2 roof was stripped and re-roofed by specialist roofing contractor Clarke Roofing with some 14,000 tiles in a 60/40 mix of Keymer's Shire Priory and Shire Heritage designs.
"The house had many complex features including eyebrow, cut valley and roundel elements which our team had to overcome," recalls Frank Clarke of Clarke Roofing. "The Shire roof range offered the longevity, durability and aesthetics we required and was approved in close consultation with the client and architect."
Keymer's Shire clay roof tile range is a natural reaction to the demand for a value for money Wealden clay tile that still presents the highest quality. Infused with the company's heritage and handmade manufacturing techniques, the cost-effective tiles are complemented by the highest standards in looks and quality.
To produce the distinguished look - recognised throughout the UK and overseas - the production of these clay tiles is 100% handmade, giving every single tile personal attention. This means each tile is individual and produced using techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation.
Approved by BSI British Standards and accredited to EN ISO 9002, the highest official standard in quality, Keymer's Traditional handmade clay tiles are hand tested to ensure all tiles meet with the company's demanding level of quality.
Over time, the tiles will age with natural beauty. They provide any roof with an aesthetic that only a genuine handmade clay tile offers - unrivalled by any machine made alternative.
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