Prestbury with Plain Tiles

The re-roofing of this four-bedroom detached house took place as part of a whole-house renovation to the property, which was built in 1926 by Walter Rosser and now sits within a Conservation Area in Prestbury, Cheltenham.
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The Project

The re-roofing of St Francis, a distinctive, detached house within an historic Conservation Area in Cheltenham, was part of a whole-house renovation which aimed to return the house to its former glory.

The unusual ‘butterfly’ shape of the house, which is one of the features which contributes to its architectural value, meant that the roofers carrying out the work required high levels of competence to install the Breckland Brown concrete Plain Tiles, together with the multiple hips and valleys.

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The Product

“The owners chose the BMI Redland Breckland Brown concrete Plain Tiles for their similarity to the existing clay roof tiles which were failing. The matt tiles, which have a light red fleck, complement the stone which makes up most of the building’s walls”

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The Outcome

“A high-quality product was the number one consideration for the owner, who is happy that this has been achieved.”

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The Challenge

The Challenge

Designed in the ‘Arts & Crafts’ style of architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, the house is a ‘butterfly’ shape in plan, which is one of the features which contributes to its architectural value, and meant that the roofers carrying out the work required high levels of competence to install the tiles, together with the multiple hips and valleys.

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The Solution

The Solution

The owners chose the BMI Redland Breckland Brown concrete Plain Tiles for their similarity to the existing clay roof tiles which were failing. The matt tiles, which have a light red fleck, complement the stone which makes up most of the building’s walls and are a cost-effective alternative to clay.

The roof has many valley and hip details which had to be meticulously planned and executed. The roofer leading the works has over 20 years’ experience and worked on the roof with a team of three.

The roofing contractor deployed a bumper hoist to lift materials which were stored on the house’s driveway as the property was vacated for the duration of the renovation project.

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The Impact

The Impact

The project was completed within the renovation timetable and budget. A high-quality product was the number one consideration for the owner, who is happy that this has been achieved. Since the building sits within a Conservation Area (details below), the appearance of the building is important to local residents, conservationists and the council.

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Plain Tile System

Plain Tile System

A roof containing a cross-cambered concrete Plain Tile with a traditional appearance that's easy to fix and robust enough to withstand the worst of British weather.

A system designed for mono or duo pitched roofs, using Plain Tile that is ideal for any new or refurbishment situation. The Plain Tile provides a practical, durable and cost effective roofing solution for years to come.

Key features and benefits

  • Versatile concrete tile with wide scope for a variety of roofing effects

  • Smooth, coated and sanded finishes to blend with every regional roofing style

  • Peace of mind with complete system from one trusted supplier

  • Huge versatility thanks to wide colour range

  • Quick and easy to lay



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