Terracotta shingles key to creative roof design
In the prestigious east Melbourne suburb of Canterbury, architect Phillip Mannerheim and master builder Brian Lee collaborated on a project to create two townhouses with premium appeal that met the price expectations of the market.
Central to the design, which was a finalist in the Roof Tile Excellence category of the 2014 Think Brick Australia awards, is a refined curved roof finished in Boral unglazed Terracotta Shingle tiles.
According to architect, Phillip Mannerheim, the curved roof using the flat shingle was aesthetically appealing and cost efficient.
"Our greatest challenge was to create a design that met neighbourhood and council approval. We were confident the Boral Terracotta Shingles would work on the curved design we were proposing."
"As the project also had a short time-frame for completion and needed to be commercially viable, skill and precision were required for installation and the result was exactly what we were after. The cost savings were also very pleasing and the sale price was a positive reflection of the design," commented Mannerheim.
Builder Brian Lee agreed.
"The shingle roof tiles provided the look of a slate roof at less than half the cost. The curved roof was achieved by using straight timbers. The mansard roof trusses were made with a double pitch of 30° and 50° and the curve was created by installing an infill chord between the two pitches. A full size set out of each tile course was done on site and this was critical to creating the perfect curve."
"The Boral Terracotta Shingles were specified on style, function and price. The combination of good design and quality products is the key to selling in any market. Using Boral Terracotta Shingles enabled the project to the completed on time and on budget."
Boral Terracotta Shingle roof tiles offer an ideal roofing solution for those seeking design flexibility and lasting colour. Boral Terracotta Shingle tiles are crafted from prepared natural clays that are kiln-fired to temperatures of 1100ºC for exceptional character and strength. This vitrification process creates a tile that is resistant to harsh UV exposure allowing it to retain its colour with age.
Available in a range of colours to offset the tiles’ natural earthy composition, Boral terracotta roof tiles come with a 50 year warranty and are low maintenance, offering a durable roofing solution.
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