Projects and case studies featuring roof finishes on BUILDING DESIGN. Inspiration and ideas to help you find the best solution for your project.
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  • Silva Timber: Western Red Cedar shingles - Durham University
    Western Red Cedar shingles - Durham University
    Silva Timber
    The Palatine Centre at Durham University was designed and built with sustainability very much in mind. Four years in the making, the £50m development programme created a hub at the heart of the city. Western Red Cedar...
  • Lindum Turf: Wildflower and Meadow Grass green roof mats, Landhouse
    Wildflower and Meadow Grass green roof mats, Landhouse
    Lindum Turf
    The Landhouse concept was designed by Mark Merer following a Land Art project in Seattle to develop a housing scheme in a rural area that blends into the landscape. A prototype of the concept has been constructed in...
  • Marley: JB-RED roofing battens for Kings Cross Station
    JB-RED roofing battens for Kings Cross Station
    Marley
    JB-RED roofing battens were used as part of the transformation of Kings Cross Station. The Grade-I listed Eastern Range Heritage building has been renovated with a new £1.1m roof using Marley's materials. The Eastern Range...
  • Marley: Treated cedar JB Shakes, Alnwick Tree House
    Treated cedar JB Shakes, Alnwick Tree House
    Marley
    Marley supplied 249 bundles of sustainably sourced treated cedar shakes, 305 bundles of clean cedar shakes (ie not treated), and 48 bundles of clean cedar shingles for the building of the Alnwick Tree House, located in the...
  • RHEINZINK: Zinc seamed cladding covers circular planetarium roof
    Zinc seamed cladding covers circular planetarium roof
    RHEINZINK
    The digital planetarium in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic was opened in 2015. It has a circular hall, a sloped auditorium for 100 people and a projection surface shaped like a hemisphere. The RHEINZINK Double Standing Seam...
  • Marley: Handmade Clay plain tiles for conservation area cottage
    Handmade Clay plain tiles for conservation area cottage
    Marley
    Marley supplied Canterbury clay plain tiles for a new build cottage in a conservation area to adhere to the traditional, heritage look demanded by local planning. These blended in well with the rafters and open eaves on the...
  • Silva Timber: Western Red Cedar shingles, Western Energy HQ, Mold
    Western Red Cedar shingles, Western Energy HQ, Mold
    Silva Timber
    West Coast Energy, a renewable energy business, had outgrown its previous office space in Mold, Flintshire and wanted to move to a new building, built using sustainable methods and materials to reflect the corporate ethos.
  • RHEINZINK: Zinc roofing, Maggie's Centre, Swansea
    Zinc roofing, Maggie's Centre, Swansea
    RHEINZINK
    Maggie's Centre in Swansea, designed by Kisho Kurokawa and commissioned by James and Garbers, sits in the grounds of Singleton Hospital. It provides support for anybody affected by cancer. Zinc was chosen for its rawness and...
  • GreenBlue Urban Ltd: Root welfare accessories for Crossrail roof garden
    Root welfare accessories for Crossrail roof garden
    GreenBlue Urban Ltd
    Canary Wharf Crossrail station opened in 2018 and is the largest, and probably busiest intersection point on the fast east / west Crossrail line. GreenBlue Urban provided various root welfare products for the station's...
  • Marley: Interlocking roof tiles for new housing development
    Interlocking roof tiles for new housing development
    Marley
    Llanmoor Homes specified Modern interlocking tiles for the roofs at one of their newest private housing developments, located in Bridgend, South Wales. Moderns were chosen in order to satisfy local planners who sought a...
  • A Proctor Group: Roof breather membrane protects historic college roofs
    Roof breather membrane protects historic college roofs
    A Proctor Group
    The roofs of the magnificent historic buildings of King’s College Cambridge are being renovated and protected with a combination of Collyweston slate and Roofshield® breather membrane. Roofshield has long been recognised as...
  • Marley: Natural cedar shingles for rural music therapy centre
    Natural cedar shingles for rural music therapy centre
    Marley
    Marley’s Western Red Cedar Shingles were used as an internal and external building material for an award-winning music therapy centre in Penrith. Sunbeams Music Trust is a 600m2 therapy centre which houses a number of...
  • Marley: Canadian cedar shingle roofing, listed highland cottage
    Canadian cedar shingle roofing, listed highland cottage
    Marley
    The Bothy at Gorthleck in the Scottish highlands required external refurbishment due to the failure of the existing heather roof. The roof was re-specified using JB Shingles from Canadian Red Cedar, supplied by Marley, to...
  • Marley: Single camber clay plain tiles for zero carbon house
    Single camber clay plain tiles for zero carbon house
    Marley
    A striking zero carbon family home in Belgium has been clad entirely in Acme & Hawkins single camber clay plain tiles from Marley to give character to the minimalist design. Award-winning low carbon architects BLAF specified...
  • RHEINZINK: Standing seam cladding for roof and facade of Alpine hut
    Standing seam cladding for roof and facade of Alpine hut
    RHEINZINK
    RHEINZINK supplied double standing seam system RHEINZINK-CLASSIC bright rolled, and angled standing seam RHEINZINK-CLASSIC bright rolled for the roof and facade of an Alpine hut in Lower Tatra, Slovak Republic