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Marley Cedar Shingles used at Woodall Spa

Marley Cedar Shingles used at Woodall Spa

Why Choose Marley Eternit Western Red Shingle?

Timber is without doubt one of the most environmentally friendly building materials available and it’s an extraordinarily versatile, naturally renewable and sustainable roofing and cladding material. It is beautiful, light and strong to build with – warm and welcoming to live with. Whether it is a landmark building, government office, housing, school or hospital, architects are increasingly specifying timber to express a contemporary beauty, in the knowledge that they are selecting a high performance sustainable material, light in weight, with excellent thermal properties and net carbon sink on delivery. Shingles from Marley Eternit are suitable up to a maximum roof pitch of 30° and have the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) a global certification system meaning the wood is sourced from well-managed forests. It is also possible to achieve up to 50% less installation time using JB ShingleFix a quick staple system designed for exclusive use on shingles.

The shingles are quality assured with a MicroPro clear preservative treatment, ensuring they weather beautifully to blend into a natural environment. MarleyEternit also manufacture pre-formed ridge and hip units to add the finishing touches.

ADSDF Architects and their Client’s Brief

ADSDF have a passion for architecture and the built environment and are interested in the way buildings are made, taking the values of good design and fundamental sustainability to offer a good value, healthy, flexible and useful building.

They work with new and existing buildings, in new and historic contexts and closely with the client to bring out their personality in the architecture they produce, developing a brief and to producing a design that meets the project requirements. Barbara Griffin (Partner) explained Marley shingle was perfect for their garden room project in Woodhall Spa.

When a client needed to extend their Victorian home in a conservation area in a village in Lincolnshire their design brief to ADSDF was for “a contemporary series of spaces that related to the original building but offering increased light and functional space.” Similar period houses in owner’s village retain original vernacular use of hanging tiles on walls influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement. Wood shingles had used on one of the key buildings in the village and the architects were interested to use this design influence. Their clients also like this idea, as regular visitors to the east coast of America, they were aware of the extensive use of cedar shingles in house construction and liked the way they respond to the environment gradually changing in tone and colour as they get older. “Seeing examples of Scandinavian and Japanese architects using shingles with glass and steel showed that this material could provide just what we wanted -a modernist design approach using traditional subtle materials that resonated with other Arts and Crafts details in our house and the village.”

“Architecturally the shingle offers a luxurious finish and is used to wrap the garden room to achieve the contemporary aesthetic clearly identifying the new whilst complementing the historic Victorian context.” Barbara Griffin

“We wanted to do something different with a traditional material on the garden room and elegantly contrast with the existing red brick and slate. The shingle is a quality material in terms of visual impact and installation. We designed bespoke details and the material was versatile enough to adapt to our design!”

Mike Hall, our Hull Depot Sales Representative, found it really interesting to supply the material and an exciting and innovative project to be involved with. ADSDF said they found Burton Roofing’s services:

“incredibly helpful, from our first enquiry to supporting us with technical queries and delivery of materials to site. The team were always available to help..the pricing was very competitive and this was one deciding factor. Also important to us is to use local businesses to supply materials so Burton Roofing was ideal.”


“I would strongly recommend Burton Roofing to supply materials..Although currently we don’t have any immediate projects using shingle we will be using Burton Roofing to supply other materials for projects”

Thanks ADSDF! We look forward to working with you in future on your next exciting project!

ADSDF architects ( can provide a full range of services at all stages in the construction process and beyond. They primarily work in London, Lincolnshire and Hull and further afield. They provide Architects services and Design and Build from concept to completion!

For any help with your MarleyEternit shingles project contact your local Burton Roofing Field Sales Representative.