Residential, South West
- Project Grevel Lane, Chipping Campden
- Sector Residential
- Location South West
- Tile Product Clay Handmade Tile
- RTA Member Sandtoft
ChallengeFor 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.
SolutionArchitects 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.