Choosing the right tile

Oast House East Malling, Kent - Alban Sussex Blend
Advice on finding the perfect product which works for your project

Choosing your tiles: Look at the surrounding buildings - your roof covering will need to be sympathetic to the local style   Find out what material is in use on surrounding roofs: e.g. clay, concrete, or natural slate   Consider if you want natural products that will add value or 'saleability' in the future   Choose a suitable tile for the design of the roof: consider minimum pitch, curves, cones, etc. If the roof has intricate shapes such as dormers then a small-scale tile may be the most suitable. If the roof is a simple gable-to-gable design, then a tile with a large profile, such as a clay pantile or roman tile would be more economical   Most importantly, ask your local planning authority for advice before you decide. Authorities have rules and policies and are best consulted at the design stage   Once you have made a decision, check again with local planners - submit samples  

    Not sure what tile to choose? Contact Sandtoft Technical Services on 0844 9395 999

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