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Acme & Hawkins clay plain tiles
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 Marley's Acme & Hawkins single camber plain clay tiles in grey-blue and red for this self-build, zero carbon family home in Sint-Amendsberg, Belgium.
The timber-framed passive house had to meet strict planning requirements which dictated that facades should be made of brick. After discussions, Marley clay tiles were approved with local planners. These gave a similar appearance but also met technical and sustainability requirements, including the provision of additional space from a thinner wall, allowing for improved insulation and a greater living area. Using the same material gave a consistent finish for the roof and facade, and simplified the build process.
The result is a striking, contemporary, zero carbon property, clad entirely in natural clay plain tiles to give added texture and character to the clean lines of the design.