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Choosing roof tiles for a traditional-style home

The roof is a key element of every home’s aesthetic, and there’s plenty of choice when it comes to selecting materials to cover it. Rebecca Foster sums up the basics when it comes to specifying tiles for a heritage-inspired property
Featuring a sanded granular finish, Sahtas’ Brookhurst range of plain tiles cost approximately £33 per m2. Thanks to their unique, timeweathered look, they are popular for traditional homes
Widelyused on Victorian buildings, ornamental tiles add an extra design detail to break up large expanses of roof. Here, Dreadnought’s club tiles are just about to be kilnfired to fix the rich through-colour

Whether you’re self building a traditional-style home or restoring a period property, the roof is a core element you’ll need to get right in order to establish an authentic, characterful look. If you’re keen on a tiled finish there’s a myriad of details to consider, from the size and shape of the units to the material they’re made from – not to mention planning considerations, listing or other designations and how much budget you have to allocate to this element of your scheme. Here’s how to approach this part of your project.

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The April edition of Build It magazine brings you a wealth of information to help make a success of your self build, renovation, extension or conversion project – including: • A stunning oak frame lodge in a woodland setting (page 22) • How to build a healthy home (page 58) • Upgrading your home's insulation (page 68) • Dealing with planning rejections (page 111) • How to get realistic quotes (page 115) … and more!
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