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Marley’s new and improved Lincoln Clay Interlocking Pantile, with an s-curve profile and thin leading edge, has recently been specified on a new residential property development in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.

Located in a conservation area, the home, designed and constructed by My Home Developments, had to meet a number of stringent planning requirements. This included the stipulation that only a clay pantile could be selected for the roofscape.

“When it came to selecting the right tile for the roof, we obviously needed to meet planning requirements, but we also wanted to create a beautiful aesthetic that matched the modern design of the home we envisioned,” explains Tom Crowe, founder, My Home Developments.

“Many of the village’s surrounding properties have traditional, plain clay pantiles on the roof, which look great, but can be limited in colour options. We were looking to create a softer, sleeker appearance, so the roof could blend seamlessly with the rest of the new building’s aesthetic. Marley’s new Lincoln clay pantiles enabled us to achieve exactly that, while still meeting planning requirements.”

Marley’s new Lincoln Clay Interlocking Pantile range is available in single coloured Red Smooth, and Rustic Red, which incorporates a flash of dusting to create a more weathered appearance and enhanced kerb-side appeal. Changes have also been made to the texture of the pantile, so it now offers a marked heritage aesthetic, which ensures greater design choice for specifiers such as Tom.

“Creating new builds in well-established locations means we have to be mindful of blending in and collaborate with the planners to ensure we add to the area’s appeal,” explains Tom. “We opted for the Lincoln in the Red Smooth to achieve exactly this, which has provided a really attractive roof that enhances the modern style we were seeking, while still being in-keeping with the other homes in the area.”

Merchant support

Tom worked with one of the UK’s leading builders’ merchants, Jewson, in Lincoln, to discuss the project and source the best roofing tile to meet his needs. He was made aware that Marley had recently relaunched its Lincoln clay pantile range, with improvements to the colourway and texture. And after seeing a number of photographs of the new product, decided it would be ideal.








Ian Milson, Building and Roofing Sales Specialist at Jewson in Lincoln, says: “We’ve worked with Marley for many years, and we had full confidence the new Lincoln would deliver the quality finish Tom was looking for. When it comes to our relationship with our customers, it’s important that we’re able to offer new and innovative products that help get projects completed in the best possible way. Marley’s products enable us to do exactly that. They’re pivotal to all our clients’ roofing projects in the area.”







Cadell Beasley, Area Specification Manager at Marley, says: “The new Lincoln delivers a sleek aesthetic and modern appearance, while still carrying the traditional feel of a heritage clay pantile roof. We’ve worked with important suppliers, such as Jewson, to promote the advantages of the new Lincoln, and it’s great to see it now being specified on projects such as the residential development in Gainsborough.”

Production for the new Lincoln has also moved to Keele in Staffordshire, with the clay used for its manufacture now sourced from nearby quarries. This makes Marley one of the only providers of a British-made clay pantile.








“The decision to transition our production to the UK will deliver environmental benefits too, through a reduction in shipping and transport requirements, and subsequent reductions in associated carbon emissions,” continues Cadell. “It will also provide additional versatility and assurance of product supply for the UK roofing sector.”

Speaking about the end result, Tom concludes: “The relaunch of the new Lincoln was perfectly timed for our development project. The clay pantile not only looks good, but it was also easy to install. The fact that it’s manufactured in the UK is another plus point for us.

“The finished roofscape adheres perfectly to the wishes of the local planners, allows the property to sit seamlessly alongside the neighbouring houses and is a great example of the natural beauty that clay pantiles are renowned for.”

To find out more about Marley’s Lincoln range, click here.

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