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  • Grevel Lane
  • Grevel Lane
  • Grevel Lane

Residential, South West

  • Project Grevel Lane, Chipping Campden
  • Sector Residential
  • Location South West
  • Tile Product Clay Handmade Tile
  • RTA Member Sandtoft
  • Grevel Lane
  • Grevel Lane
  • Grevel Lane

Challenge

For the renovation of this traditional 1950s Cotswolds Building, Wienerberger’s Heritage Service was selected to design and create bespoke roof tiles for a project that evokes the aesthetics of the Arts & Crafts era.

Every roof tile was handmade with the quality craftsmanship of Sandtoft, who adapt materials and techniques to fit to the distinct look and feel associated with the appropriate period and geography. This beautifully renovated property, with a contemporary tile clad pavilion extension, was featured on Channel 4’s new programme, ‘Best Laid Plans’ presented by Charlie Luxton.

Solution

Architects Lydia Robinson and Lawrence Grigg, from Design Storey, faced several practical and aesthetic challenges. Not only did the renovation of the house need to create a usable space and add bespoke features, but it also needed to complement the exciting architecture whilst adapting the façade of the vertical wall tiles and roof.

To visually demonstrate the concept to the architects Wienerberger’s Heritage Service Manager and one of the Master Craftsman of Sandtoft created a mock roof section in the factory. This enabled the craftsmen to design the bespoke fittings for the new contemporary addition and match the special requirements of the project’s aesthetic.

Result

Lydia, the project architect from Design Storey commented, “Our brief was a challenging one, as every external surface was clad in tile, from the roof to the walls. However, we were keen to create a monolithic and contemporary interpretation of the Cotswold vernacular – and Wienerberger’s Heritage Services Team helped us do it. From the visit to the factory to see our tiles being made, through to working through the design details with the technical team, we were all committed to achieving a high-quality end result. Each tile is like piece of art in its own right.”