Medio Curva roof tile renews age-old architectural tradition

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6 March 2014
Medio Curva roof tile renews age-old architectural tradition
Bristile's Medio Curva roof tile renews age-old architectural tradition.

Bristile Roofing presents the Medio Curva from La Escandella Ceramica, a roof tile designed for architectural projects seeking to capture the distinctive and exquisite character of the mission style roofs which have crowned homes, civic buildings and architectural landmarks for centuries.
 
Traditionally, this two piece tile, also referred to as a ‘mission barrel’ tile, was the most frequently used roof tile in European and Spanish colonial buildings in the new world. Today, the Medio Curva tile can be used in existing projects to restore historic roofs to their former beauty and in the construction of new builds to add a distinctive and sophisticated architectural aspect to a roofline.
 
Employing a system of installation which has long been used in European and Mediterranean architecture, the Medio Curva is laid as a two-piece with alternate tiles inverted so each tile cups the previous one, creating an eye-catching finish.
 
Time-honoured techniques and contemporary practices are bought together in the installation of the Medio Curva tile, which can be laid on curved roofs and roof pitches as low as 10 degrees due to the innovative use of a fibre cement sheet corrugated to the shape of the tile. This effectively makes the tile itself an aesthetic finish and the fibre cement sheet the roof sealing component.  
 
Unlike most roof tiles, the Medio Curva is ideal for tiled domed roofs, including churches and monasteries, thanks to this unique installation process.
 
The Medio Curva tile is available in an array of versatile colours, including monotone, duotone, blended and aged colour options, exuding classic European style while offering an endless array of design possibilities.

Monotone tiles have one consistent colour across the body, creating a clean finish that blends seamlessly with traditional and contemporary architectural designs.
 
The duotone finish is achieved through use of a colour overspray applied to either a red or white clay tile base, while the pre-mixed blended colours create a unique roof reminiscent of those seen in Spain, Italy and other parts of Europe where these tiles have been popular for centuries.  These blends combine three to five different tiles, which are merged across the roof.

The aged colours add a distinctive finish to a home or building and are ideal for historic restorations, creating a weathered or reclaimed look without the associated costs.

Marketing Manager at Bristile Roofing Mr Michael Monro said, “The wide range of colour options, as well as the unique installation process of the Medio Curva, enable greater design flexibility, allowing creative specifiers and homeowners more scope with which to design the roof and make it an impressive feature.”

Terracotta roof tiles offer a multitude of other practical benefits, including a colour for life warranty, durability, low maintenance requirements and natural density, which makes them ideal for both acoustic and thermal insulation. When outside temperatures are fluctuating, the thermal mass of roof tiles reduces inside temperature extremes by absorbing thermal energy and releasing it later when the surrounding atmosphere is cooler.

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