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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  • Marley: Marley Shingles for new-build Passivhaus archive centre
    Marley Shingles for new-build Passivhaus archive centre
    Marley
    Hereford Archive Centre is the UK’s first archival storage building to be designed and built to the Passivhaus standard. The main storage building is an unperforated concrete structural box with JB Shingle cladding. It holds...
  • Harrowden Turf: Living green roof for historic windmill home
    Living green roof for historic windmill home
    Harrowden Turf
    Harrowden supplied its premium grade turf for the green roof on an extension to a 300-year-old windmill as part of a home renovation. A grass mound was excavated to make room for this semi-submerged extension with grass...
  • 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...
  • Marley: Shakes make sustainable roof for Archerfield Links
    Shakes make sustainable roof for Archerfield Links
    Marley
    The Nike Performance Fitting Centre at Archerfield Links is a world-class golf facility built on the Archerfield estate. The main challenge for Aitken Turnbull Architects was to combine the clean, contemporary feel of the...
  • Marley: Historic school re-roofed with Acme Double Camber tiles
    Historic school re-roofed with Acme Double Camber tiles
    Marley
    Acme Double Camber clay plain tiles in Antique were used to re-roof historic Monks Risborough Church of England Primary School in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire. Acme Double Camber tiles have both a longitudinal and...
  • Marley: Fire-retardant cedar shingles, Shornewood Country Park
    Fire-retardant cedar shingles, Shornewood Country Park
    Marley
    Marley supplied 147 bundles of Fire Retardant (FRT) Western Red Cedar shingles to this project. A complete new build, the centre acts as a country park and restaurant alongside a children’s activity centre. The building is...
  • 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...
  • RHEINZINK: School canteen clad in RHEINZINK Angled Standing Seam
    School canteen clad in RHEINZINK Angled Standing Seam
    RHEINZINK
    RHEINZINK supplied its Double Standing Seam System - RHEINZINK-artCOLOR, RHEINZINK-prePATINA graphite-grey - for the roof a new build school canteen in Villers-Cotterêts, France. The walls of the building were clad in Angled...
  • Silva Timber: Western Red Cedar Shingles, Douglas Macmillan Hospice
    Western Red Cedar Shingles, Douglas Macmillan Hospice
    Silva Timber
    For patients requiring palliative care, Douglas Macmillan Hospice aims to provide the very best quality of life possible. As the hospice has grown in recent years, the organisation required three new care units for patients...
  • 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...
  • Lindum Turf: Wildflower green roof for nursery school eco-building
    Wildflower green roof for nursery school eco-building
    Lindum Turf
    Having won eco-awards at local and national levels, Arden Grove Infant School in Hellesdon, commissioned an eco-building for its grounds. The cob roundhouse is used as an art studio and as a base for outside learning and...
  • Lindum Turf: School roof transformed with wildflower matting
    School roof transformed with wildflower matting
    Lindum Turf
    Cranbourne School had a felt roof with air-conditioning units on top in an area of their building. This was visible from school windows and deemed to be unattractive. The school decided to disguise their air conditioning...
  • 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 and Hawkins Single Camber Clay Plain Tiles from Marley to give character to the minimalist design. Award-winning low carbon architects BLAF...
  • Marley: Acme double camber clay plain tiles for private home
    Acme double camber clay plain tiles for private home
    Marley
    One of the largest private homes ever to be built in Cheshire features Marley's Acme double camber clay plain tiles. An important consideration was the fact that planning officials had specified that the roof covering needed...
  • Marley: Interlocking concrete roof slates for exposed housing
    Interlocking concrete roof slates for exposed housing
    Marley
    Marley supplied Edgemere concrete interlocking slates for a luxury housing development by AJC Homes Scotland. Edgemere interlocking slates in a Smooth Grey colour provided an aesthetic, slate-like roofing solution that...