2020 - Case Study
GREEN COTTAGE, CROWBOROUGH
A former gardener’s house or groom’s cottage, the rear of the building formed the coach house and stables. the roofs consisted of six main areas with three dormers, a tower, and multiple vertical areas. a complete re-roof was undertaken, stripping off the existing and re-roofing using Goxhill handmade clay tiles, dark chestnut on the main roof slopes, and autumn brown on the vertical details.
Outstanding details included the Winchester cutting to the large vertical panels with good attention to detail, as is the herringbone pointing to the verges sitting directly above the gable. Purpose-made valley tiles have been neatly cut into either side and in one visible area, carefully installed hidden soakers weatherproof a change in pitch between the main roof and the slight bell cast eave of a pediment: fine examples of good workmanship. Challenging issues regarding the work to the chimney stacks and the protection to the building were overcome with careful planning from all parties.