Fibre cement profiled sheeting has been used to give rustic charm to an ambitious garden cottage project, featured in this summers BBC2 Building Dream Homes series. . Emerging architects PAD Studio specified the Marley Eternit Profile 6 in black for the roof and façade of Daisybank Cottage in Brockenhurst, to blend with the local New Forest surroundings and to stay true to the corrugated tin cladding used on the original building.
Daisybank Cottage is an award winning boutique Bed and Breakfast, originally built in 1901. The owners, Mr and Mrs Maher, approached PAD Studio to renovate the existing garden cottage in the grounds as living accommodation for their daughter Kellie, who suffers from Lyme Disease. The key aim was to enable Kellie to have a level of privacy and independence, while allowing the family business to continue as normal.
Darren Bray, architect from PAD Studio, explains: We chose the Marley Eternit Profile 6 sheeting for the roof and facade because we think the industrial and agricultural aesthetic sits very well within the context of the New Forest and because the material is more commonly used on local farm buildings, it is very affordable".