Architects working on a £5 million children’s hospice in Berkshire have used Acme Double Camber clay plain tiles from Marley to create a homely aesthetic to stand the test of time. Edgington, Spink and Hyne specified the Acme Double Camber Clay Plain tiles for the roofing also along with Cedral cladding, from Marley to create a barn-like appearance for the new Alexander Devine Hospice.
A sensitive choice of building materials was particularly important for this project to create a home from home environment. Architectural technologist George Haury, from Edgington, Spink and Hyne, explains: “We chose the Acme double camber clay tiles in Burnt Flame because they fit very well with the desired aesthetic of a building that has a barn like quality and feels homely, rather than institutional in appearance. The natural setting also influenced the decision to go for this tile as it has quite a rustic and naturally weathered appearance. We also used the complementary in-line ventilation and ridge tiles to ventilate the cold and warm sections of the roof.”
Acme Double Camber Clay Plain Tiles are the only ones on the market to have both a longitudinal and latitudinal camber. This unique double curve gives the designer the opportunity to create highly textured roofscapes with accentuated light and shade. The tiles are available in a distinctive range of six colours that add character and have a lasting beauty which improves with each passing season.
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