Case Studies

This is the part of Roofapedia that provides some real life examples of how homeowners have used roof tiles for impressive self builds and simple re-roofing projects. Ranging from clay plain tiles to pantiles via contemporary slate alternatives to recycled slate, you can see for yourself how easy roofing can be and the benefits of choosing a particular tile over another.


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In focus

Natural roofing slate has helped preserve the traditional appearance and character of a recently refurbished Victorian property.
An historic residential property on the Castle Howard Estate in Yorkshire has been sympathetically restored using clay plain tiles.
A specialist housebuilder has selected an interlocking clay pantile for a luxury development located next to the village of Saline in Fife, Scotland.
An interlocking clay tile with an authentic slate appearance has been selected for a £1.2 million property in the exclusive area of Higher Whitecraigs, Glasgow.
Red diamond roofing slates have been used for the renovation of a Scottish gate lodge, originally built around the turn of the 20th century by WR Thomson & Co of Edinburgh.
Set in landscaped grounds and private gardens in the popular Branksome Park area of Poole, Clieveden, is a unique development featuring a sensitively restored and completely refurbished listed Victorian mansion, alongside an adjoining courtyard of four attractive mews houses and two maisonettes.
Modern performance and traditional aesthetics are perfectly combined in the natural slate roof of a new self build development in Yorkshire. Constructed in period style, the property uses natural slate to complement the local Yorkshire sand stone facing and surrounding landscape.
A specialist supplier of both natural slate and fibre cement products has supplied slates for the re-roofing of a property in Folkestone, Kent.
Niall Roberston, a first time selfbuilder and professional chartered building surveyor selected a natural slate alternative.
Edinburgh World Heritage specifies handmade clay plain tiles for Category A refurbishment project
A slate appearance clay roof tile has been used to create a detached, luxury house, located close to Bothwell Castle in South Lanarkshire.
Frank and Jackie Cordingley purchased a unique detached 1950's house designed and built by the original owner. The house was of Scandinavian style flat roof design and had not been altered or refurbished in over 50 years.
Homeowner Glen needed to re-roof his post-war semi-detached property as part of a major refurbishment project. Due to budgeting constraints he took on most of the work himself with more than a little help from his joiner father, Jimmy. Glen had noticed how new concrete roofs can soon be affected by surface deterioration and wanted to source a tile that would meet his needs in terms of appearance, durability and price.
Henshaws Roofing Supplies, a specialist supplier in the North West used their expert knowledge to fulfill the remit from Kevin Price on his challenging property.
Residential property developer, Morven Developments, has chosen an 80% recycled slate for the restoration of six 18th century homes in Ayrshire, Scotland.
Nicola Murray is a rare woman, an interior designer by profession with an architect’s eye for design and an in-depth knowledge of construction techniques to boot! So, when she decided to build her own home in South Yorkshire, her eclectic tastes and insight into the building trade really came to the fore.
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