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Self Build, East of England

  • Project Old Vicarage, Suffolk
  • Sector Self Build
  • Location East of England
  • Tile Product Clay Handmade Tile
  • RTA Member Sandtoft
  • Old Vicarage
  • Old Vicarage
  • Old Vicarage

Challenge

Award-winning and experienced renovator Tim Pitt chose Keymer’s Traditional Elizabethan and Antique tiles to reroof his Grade 2 listed property in Suffolk, with the aim of keeping its historic integrity whilst creating a comfortable and insulated family home. The appearance of the sympathetically renovated roof complements the building beautifully and is much admired by the local community.

The renovation project was undertaken by the house owner after gaining previous experience working on awarding-winning Grade 1 listed properties. Tim’s aim was to ensure that the roof of the building was sympathetically re-tiled with respect to its heritage, age, locality and period style.

Solution

Due to the Grade 2 status of the property, it was essential to the success of the reroofing stage that the tiles chosen fitted in with the overall character and quality of the building. By selecting a 50/50 mix of Keymer’s Traditional Elizabethan and Antique tiles, the period property now boasts the use of beautiful handmade heritage products, which the home owner believed were the closest match to the peg tiles expected to be seen on a house of this period and location.

Result

Speaking about his project, Tim Pitt said: “I selected Keymer tiles for the re-roofing of The Old Vicarage as they are the best handmade tiles on the market. When I first purchased the property, I was planning to replace the leaking roof with machine made plain tiles but after doing some research, I found that Keymer’s Traditional Elizabethan and Antique handmade clay tiles were undoubtedly the closest match to the peg tiles I would have expected to see on a house of this period and location. I’m delighted with the outcome and very happy with how the new roof looks.”