Housing Fri, Oct 25, 2019 3:03 PM
Marley has launched a ground-breaking new pantile, with a traditional profile but incorporating modern fixing methods for quicker and easier installation.
The new Eden tile will transform pantile projects, giving architects and specifiers an, authentic low pitch option when a traditional pantile is required for aesthetic or planning purposes.
Unlike anything else on the market, the Eden pantile combines a traditional appearance with time saving features previously only seen on Marley’s Lincoln interlocking tile, including a specially designed SoloFix channel to make BS 5534’s two point fixing easier, a flat back on the rear of the tile so it doesn’t rock during installation and an enlarged nib for easier nailing.
The new tile also has a low minimum pitch of just 22.5 degrees and is available in a weathered colour, so it is suitable for use on heritage and conservation projects.
Stuart Nicholson, roof systems director at Marley, explains: “Traditional pantiles are an iconic part of British roofing, particularly in Lincolnshire, East Anglia, Norfolk, Yorkshire, Humberside, the South West and some parts of Eastern Scotland. While modern clay interlocking tiles, like our Lincoln, have become increasingly popular as a quicker way of achieving a rustic appearance, some architects and specifiers prefer the look of a traditional pantile and others are required to use them because of planning.
“However, until now there hasn’t been an easy way of fixing these to the latest British Standards, which now require pantiles to be twice fixed with nails and / or clips, as well as being used with a mechanically fixed ridge and hip. We wanted to help architects and specifiers, who design pantile roofs, by finding a simpler way for them to meet these modern fixing specifications without creating an overly engineered product and compromising on the authentic aesthetic required by some planning departments.
“As a result, we are rewriting the book on clay pantiles by launching Eden, a ground-breaking new pantile with a traditional profile but incorporating some subtle, innovative design improvements for quicker and easier installation. Crucially, the new Eden tile will give specifiers a time saving, lower pitch, traditional option, where currently there isn’t one.”
Eden’s more uniform shape enables architects to achieve cleaner ‘waves’ up the rafter, without it being so uniform that it detracts from the character of the roof. This consistency means it provides excellent weather resistance and the tile has been subjected to extreme wind and rain testing to ensure it can perform at lower pitches than other pantiles.
The new pantile is available in three colours - traditional Natural Red, a reclaimed Rustic Red and Matt Black for the East Anglia market, with a full range of complementary components and accessories, including dry fix systems or mortar-bedded security fixing kits. Eden can also be purchased as part of a full Marley roof system, including underlay, battens, fixings and accessories, backed up by technical support and a 15-year guarantee.
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