The two projects: Woodhall Estate in Shenley, Hertfordshire and the Gatehouses in Radlett nearby are developments created by Shiplake Homes based in Reading. The company specialises in building inspiring new homes and commercial units constructed with care, passion and in sympathy with the local surroundings.
The office buildings that form the Woodhall Estate project required a roofing solution for 500m2, and one to satisfy the demands of the design team and local planners.
Marley provided Shiplake Homes with a hassle-free sample service before the decision was made to specify the easy-to-install, cost effective and aesthetically pleasing Edgemere interlocking concrete slate.
Edgemere - as an alternative to natural slate - was specified on the project for several reasons which include its thin leading edge, the fact that it is 40% thinner than standard concrete interlocking tiles, and a large format which made it ideal for quick and easy installation. The tile’s environmental credentials also helped with its specification. The product is BES 6001 accredited and achieves extra credits under BREEAM and HQM.
An alternative was made for the roofing solution at the Gatehouses project, where the Antique Double Camber clay plain tile was specified to complement the overall design of a large building.
Again, the speedy sample service and early technical discussions between Marley and Shiplake Homes, led to the selection of a tile that offers unique visual appeal thanks to its double camber profile. With built in long life, quality and versatility, the double camber clay plain tile delivers an excellent environmental performance to support the project’s sustainability aims, alongside the natural, durable, and eye-catching characteristics that clay tiles possess.
Andrew White, Area Sales Manager at Marley, commented: “Both the interlocking Edgemere and Antique Double Camber clay plain tiles have created exceptional results for these projects, helping to convey stunning aesthetic appeal, as well as the delivery of proven performance for the long term. As a roof covering, the Edgemere slate also has a very low carbon footprint and environmental impact and can score an A+ rating in the BRE Green Guide.”
Jon Moulds MCIOB, Managing Director of Shiplake Homes, adds: “The Marley team helped ensure all aspects of the roofing project worked seamlessly. From samples to early technical discussions, through to support with the NBS specification, Marley delivered a high level of customer service at each stage."
“Both new roofs are outstanding examples of selecting the most appropriate finishes that work well in situ and satisfy the demands of local planning in terms of suitability for the local vernacular.”