Pantiles deliver rustic charm for barn conversions

Pantiles deliver rustic charm for barn conversions

Marley’s Lincoln interlocking pantiles have been used for a double barn conversion project in the Teversal conservation area. The innovative tiles were chosen as an easy-to-fix way of achieving the traditional pantile aesthetic required by local planning.

Although the original pantiles had been retained when the barns were converted to residential use, over time the historic roofs had fallen into a state of disrepair and Adrian Smith Builders was appointed to complete a full roof refurbishment on both of the barns. With a roof structure that was far from flat, Adrian Smith recommended a new type of pantile that would be easier to install, but still give the traditional curved rustic aesthetic dictated by planning. As a result, the Lincoln interlocking pantile in Rustic Red was chosen for the project.

Ideal for use in conservation areas, the Lincoln interlocking pantile helps specifiers and contractors to achieve a traditional aesthetic in a fraction of the time. The tile has a completely open gauge which can be adjusted on the roof, providing flexibility, without the need for complicated setting out or specialist skills.

The back of the tile has been designed to avoid rocking during installation and the deep ribs provide a secure fit. 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.

Adrian Smith said: "Teversal village is in a conservation area, so roofs are either Welsh Slate or traditional red pantiles. However, traditional pantiles are really cumbersome to install, so the Lincoln is a welcome alternative and one we would definitely use again. We couldn’t believe how much quicker and easier to install the tiles were, yet the finished roof still has the beautiful curves and rustic charm of a traditional pantile roof".

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