Tudor Roof Tiles, independent manufacturer of handmade clay roof tiles, has been nominated for a top self-build industry award for its ‘Bespoke Handmade Clay Roof Tiles’.
The bespoke range is shortlisted in the ‘Best Roofing System or Product’ category of the prestigious 2018 Build It Awards, which recognises the best products, services, projects and innovations available to self-builders and renovators. This achievement follows the company’s previous success as category winner for its standard range of peg and plain tiles in 2014.
Tudor’s capability to produce traditional looking roof tiles in bespoke and non-standard sizes is vitally important when it comes to restoring historic roofs, where even the slightest deviation from the original variable sizes can damage the overall aesthetic of an older property. This approach has recently been demonstrated through Tudor’s adaptation of its taper tiles for oast restorations to give a more authentic look.
The company’s technical ability to meet challenging briefs requiring highly unusual shapes and sizes has also won favour for modern self-build and architectural projects, where bespoke roof tiles can add significant value, individuality as well as striking visual appeal to a project. The spectacular new roof at King’s College School in Wimbledon has been an outstanding example of Tudor’s meticulous attention to detail and craftsmanship when producing unique shapes from an architect’s drawings.
Made from the finest English clay, Tudor’s clay roof tiles use the flexibility of age-old handmaking techniques in order to create an ‘instant aged’ and traditional time weathered appearance. Each tile is carefully hand-pressed, moulded and trimmed and then strengthened using advanced firing techniques, in order to give exceptional durability to modern performance standards. Tudor roof tiles are CE marked to EN 1304:2005(E) standards for frost resistance, water impermeability and flexural strength.
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