Shandwick is one of the most prestigious and architecturally important properties in the Troon area, dating back to 1906. When the roof was destroyed by fire it needed to be entirely rebuilt to faithfully recreate the original design. Finding the right roof tiles was not a problem: Rosemary Clay Classic tiles are used on most of the surrounding properties.
For the contractor, DM Roofing and Roughcasting Ltd, the issue was how to accurately recreate the roof without any architectural drawings to follow. The contractors worked from original photographs of the building combined with marks left on the remaining chimneys and skews to work out the roof pitches. It was a complicated job as every elevation included fabulous design including close mitred hips, sweeping valley gutters and different roof pitches.
Because of the different pitches involved, the mitred hips had to be created using individually cut tiles for each hip section. Detailed and complex craftsmanship was required to ensure a consistent and visually appealing result. The success of the scheme is a great testament to the skill of the contractors. What makes this particularly satisfying for DM Roofing is that the tradesman in charge of the site had been one of the first apprentices trained by the company.
The project won the Excellence In Roofing category of the NHIC Awards 2015, presented on 12th November 2015 by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, Parliamentary under Secretary of State at the Department of Energy & Climate Change.
This particular use of BMI Redland’s Rosemary Clay Classic tiles is a shining example of the right product being used with skill and sensitivity.
The Rosemary name is synonymous with quality clay plain tile. For over 175 years Rosemary has been adding character to British roofs. A system designed for mono or duo pitched roofs, using Rosemary Clay Classic tiles that is ideal for any new or refurbishment situation. The Rosemary Clay Classic tile provides a practical, durable and cost effective roofing solution for years to come.
Key Features and benefits
Produced from the finest clays
Smooth and sanded finishes
Peace of mind with complete system from one trusted supplier
Colours include weathered, brindled and single colours
Heritage look with attributes and strengths of a brand new tile