From cottages and barns to stately homes, many of our older buildings offer a profusion of detail that, today, would be deemed an architectural luxury.
Over the centuries, the use of roofing material has varied from place to place, with a diversity determined by local geography and material availability.
One of the most enduring and appealing of these materials was natural clay; which became desirable for its mellow appearance and weathering properties. Its popularity as a roof covering was enhanced by its unique ability to be pressed into a multitude of shapes and designs.
This enabled past designers to create an endless landscape of decorative roofs through the inclusion of ornate finials, ridges and hips. Builders in the 17–19th centuries in particular placed great emphasis on appearance and detail and strove to add character to their work.
Typical Heritage products:
Tegula & Imbrex
Under & Overs
'11 x 7' Plain Tiles
Feature Tiles, such as Club, Fish-Tail, Scalloped, Ogee, Arrow-Head Patterns, etc
Bambino Tiles & Single Roman
Triple Roll & Corrugated Tiles
Specialist Double Romans
Decorative Crested Ridges
Slotted Ridges & Inserts
Bespoke Finials, Hips and 4-Way sections.
Clay Sculptures and Decorative Terracotta
Cloaked Verges and Vertical Hanging
Glazed Tiles and features, or colour Engobed Tiles