Project Name: Woodmans Stud, Dial Post, West Sussex
Tile Supplied: SIGnature Handmade Clay Tiles – Holmbury Blend
Roofing Contractor: Heritage Roofing and Restoration Ltd
Summary: A fine example of a handmade tile used in the restoration of a Grade II listed building
Woodmans Stud is a glorious privately owned home in Dial Post, a picturesque hamlet in the Horsham District of West Sussex. Originally built as a farm in 1530, it became a residential property in the 1900’s and is registered as a Grade II listed building.
The existing roof, fitted with a mixture of tiles including peg tiles, was in poor shape with slipping rotten battens causing leaks. The home owner was looking for a roof covering that would last for many years, whilst keeping with the original character and beauty of the home.
As a Grade II listed building, the new roof covering had to be approved by the local council to ensure that the new roof would preserve the original aesthetic of the property. Jon Hilden from Heritage Roofing and Restoration Ltd (the roofing contractor), recommended SIGnature Handmade Clay Tiles in Holmbury Blend, having used them before on many other listed buildings to meet listed building requirements.
The 430m2 barn hip style roof with a catslide consisted of intricate detailing that required both skill and patience to complete. With valleys, bonnets and seven hips in the roof structure, the tiles had to be cut carefully so that they could be installed correctly. The tilt fillets had to be replaced because they were rotten and the need for new chimney stalks added further complexity and time to the project.
SIGnature’s Holmbury Blend clay tiles have beautiful orangey red undertones, with a naturally blended appearance that closely match the original peg tiles; every tile is handmade and thus individual in both size and colour, giving an authentic roof finish which met the requirements of the local council and exceeded the expectations of the home owner.
This intricate project was completed on time and to budget, taking four weeks in total.
SIGnature Handmade Clay Tiles are supported by a 30 year warranty, giving the home owner complete peace of mind that the roof would last for many year to come.
John Hilden from Heritage Roofing and Restoration was delighted with the outcome, along with the home owner who commented:
“The job involved was not straightforward and was challenging given the size and also the complexity of the property… I have never left perfect feedback but I have not in the past dealt with such a professional and talented person who carried out the work with integrity and thoughtfulness.”
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