As colour was an important part of Orchard’s design, the fact that clay keeps its strong, beautiful colour for life, made it an obvious choice, and a Barrow Brindle Mix was selected as the perfect colour design for the three roofs. Blending three stylish shades - bay brown, burnt oak and dark ruspa - to create the perfect mix, the tiles, also incorporate a lightly sanded finish and a subtle form, which creates the appearance of a traditional aged roof with character.
The Barrow is aimed at those wanting a traditional handmade appearance at an affordable price. The manufacturing process ensures that a generous application of sand is embedded into every tile to create a rich look characteristic of a true handmade tile, without the typical associated cost.
“We wanted a great quality tile, which would keep its colour for life, whilst offering a great aesthetic for the three homes,” says Neil Binks, Director at Orchard Developments. “Clay is the obvious choice if colour is an important part of the design of your homes, and we knew that Sandtoft was able to provide the perfect plain tile for the job.”