Marley has launched an enhanced Ashdowne clay handcrafted range, thanks to advancements in processing technology, the new tiles feature subtle distressed edges and irregularities, replicating a hand-made tile aesthetic.
As pressures around project delivery, especially budgets, intensify, the evolved Ashdowne range offers Housebuilders all the aesthetics associated with a unique hand-made tile but, with all the benefits and cost effectiveness of a machine-made clay tile.
Stuart Nicholson, Director of Roof Systems at Marley, comments: “There has always been high demand in the market for unique, premium clay roofs that give instant ‘kerb-appeal’. The increased variegation on our Ashdowne handcrafted tile enables Housebuilders to achieve this bespoke look in a more cost-effective way.
“Following a period of uncertainty for the construction industry, it’s no surprise that specifiers are scrutinising costs and looking for more cost-effective options. With growing demand for traditional handcrafted tiles, our range provides an ideal option to reduce project costs without impacting on the overall aesthetic of the roof and offering the reassurance of a 15 year guarantee.”