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2020 - Case Study


Pitched Roofing Awards 2020 Winner

This project won the 2020 Pitched Roofing Awards

Best Use of Roof Tiles (Concrete & Clay) for a Domestic Product


"Using a blend of building materials, the roofing work on this project has been carried out to extremely high standards. Highlighting good workmanship and attention to detail, a lot of thought has gone into the installation process. For example, the colour of the mortar pointing adds a particularly nice touch."

The client, wanted to construct his dream home on an idyllic plot in Newington, Kent. Seeing that he is from the roofing industry himself, extremely high standards and attention to detail were expected throughout the project and great care was taken in the design and specification of the roof coverings. Due to the client’s knowledge of the construction industry, he decided to act as main contractor for the project and manage individual specialist subcontractors. Kent Design Partnership were the architects responsible for the design and worked alongside the client to oversee the project and ensure all works were carried out to a high standard.

Our work comprised of all roof coverings from the rafters up on the large 4 bedroom house and detached garage. The main house comprised of 27 individual roof slopes including the 4no dormers, 3no rear projections, 2no entrance porches and the chimney shoulder. The garage comprised of 4 main slopes with a cat slide fronting the road. Proctor Roofshield was used in order to eliminate the need for venting so that traditional details such as mortar bedded ridges could be used to complement the style of the property including mechanical fixings to comply with current regulations. Edilian Phalempin tiles were used with the mixed colours of the Berkshire blend. The dormer cheeks were built with vented details and then clad in code 5 lead. All materials were supplied by Raven roofing supplies.

The property was a traditional cavity wall with a hand cut and pitched roof comprising of various details such as verges, bonnet hips, valley tiles and dormer projections. Originally the project was designed with high level ventilation in the form of a dry ridge system but the client wished to use more traditional methods of a mortar bedded ridge. Therefore the decision was made to change to Proctor Roofshield, an air and vapour permeable underlay, negating the need for ventilation to the pitched roof areas. Dormer cheek details were also reviewed on site between the client, architect and ourselves as these were originally designed as tile hung cheeks but the client decided, mid-way through the project that he would prefer lead clad dormers. Therefore all cheeks were counter battened, and ply fitted to ensure continuous ventilation behind the code 5 lead cladding.

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