Independent handmade clay roof tile manufacturer Tudor Roof Tiles Co Ltd has received a 2018 ‘Build It Award’ for its range of ‘Bespoke Handmade Clay Roof Tiles’.
This is the second time the company has claimed the award.
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.
Made from the acclaimed Etruria Marl 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 (E) standards for frost resistance, water impermeability and flexural strength.
Paul Lythgoe, Managing Director of Tudor Roof Tile Co Ltd said: “We are delighted to have won the roofing category of the Build It Awards for the second time. I am proud of my team’s dedication and skills.
“Such recognition clearly demonstrates the aesthetic importance of genuine craftsmanship in replicating the sizing of historic peg tiles as well as creating completely new and unique designs with a more contemporary appeal. At Tudor we place great emphasis on personal service and working closely with homeowners and architects to meet their exact roof tile requirements.”
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