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Acolade for homes created with a Unique Double Camber Clay Tile

Acolade for homes created with a Unique Double Camber Clay Tile

Construction materials were chosen carefully for the residential project by CF Moller Architects which include 75 homes. Accepting only products where carbon emissions are minimal, including Marley’s Acme Double Camber Clay plain tiles, has earnt them the Sustainable Architecture awards ‘Best Conceptual Design’, 2019.

Over ½ million of the hand finished double camber tiles in Burnt Flame have been used on the roof and walls to create a striking, high quality sustainable new homes in a rural setting.

Andrew White, Area Sales Manager at Marley, said: “C.F Moller was clear from the outset on the type of development it wanted to create. Turning away from traditional design, instead favouring an approach which reflected modern living”

The difference between single and double camber tiles

Is their shape. Single camber tiles are curved in one direction - on the long edge. Double camber tiles are curved from both top to bottom (like single camber tiles), and also from left to right. This is also known as longitudinal and latitudinal camber. Marley’s Acme clay plain tiles are the only double camber tiles manufactured in the UK.

Clever use of clay tiles for contemporary living in a rural setting

The award-winning housing development in historic Waddesdon was devised and managed by the Rothschild Foundation who are responsible for Waddesdon manor. The Foundation choose Double Acme, which is hand finished just before firing they provide a very textured roofscape. With the tiles used not only on the roofs but also applied vertically, they give a nod to the local vernacular.

Vertical tile cladding

Clay tiles started to be used after the introduction of the brick tax in 1784, during the reign of King George and is particularly associated with Kent, Surrey and Sussex, but it is also used in parts of Hampshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire and Buckinghamshire.

Today continuous innovations in cladding materials mean more people than ever are looking beyond traditional materials to create stand-out cladding designs and the Marley Acme are the perfect clay tile to create a highly textured, interesting surface which accentuate light and shade throughout the day.

“Seeking a crisp, clean look it was therefore important that the roofs of the homes also reflected this vision. Marley’s Acme Double Camber in Burnt Flame was the ideal choice. As it is suitable for vertical applications it was able to deliver a finish which meant the transition from roof to exterior wall was seamless. In addition, the tile was also able to interact with other exterior elements of the build including window reveals, cladding at the gables, and guttering, which was a significant challenge on the build.”

In addition to its strong aesthetic appeal, Marley’s Acme Double Camber tiles are also accredited to the BES 6001 framework standard for 'Responsible Sourcing', which means projects using these clay tiles can achieve 3 credits under BREEAM.

If you’d like further information on Marley’s Acme clay tile, our team of roofing experts are on hand to help. Please get in touch.