Modular construction specialist Darwin Group recently used Marley’s Ashdowne handcrafted clay plain tiles to deliver a project for Eagle House School in Sandhurst, Berkshire.
The development for the 200 year old independent day and boarding school included a brand-new wing for nursery and reception classes, as well as a complete refurbishment of the original building. It was imperative for the project to create a concept that blended the traditional and modern elements of both exteriors together and the eye-catching solution used stone cornices and a pitched tiled roof to tastefully mirror the original architecture of the main building. Darwin Group used Marley’s free sample service to ensure they specified the perfect tile for the project.
Marley’s Ashdowne handcrafted clay plain tiles were selected for the project because their traditionally handcrafted appearance gave a unique heritage finish to the project. The weathered appearance helped the new build blend in with the existing school buildings and give a premium handmade finish. The finished project delivered a striking and highly functional space for both staff and students and achieved a ‘Very Good’ BREEAM rating, meaning the school could save approximately 15.55% of its CO2 output and minimise the schools impact on the environment.