True to tradition

Marley Eternit launches new handmade clay tile range

In association with

New for 2015, the Canterbury handmade range acknowledges Marley Eternit’s heritage of traditional handmade clay plain tiles, which were previously manufactured by the company until the early 1990s.

Marley Eternit has decided to bring back the traditional skills and manufacturing techniques to create a range of genuine handmade clay tiles that architects are looking for in today’s market.  The new Canterbury tiles are available in three colours; Chailey, Loxleigh and Burford with a range of traditional handmade fittings.

Premium projects can benefit from the high quality aesthetic of the richly coloured tiles, particularly in areas such as the South East where handmade clay plain tiles form part of the architectural vernacular and are used for heritage sites, which may be subject to specific planning requirements.

  • Sanding the mould
    Sanding the mould
  • Placing clay in the mould
    Placing clay in the mould
  • Canterbury Mix
    Canterbury Mix
  • Chailey Handmade
    Chailey Handmade
  • Burford Handmade
    Burford Handmade
  • Loxleigh Handmade
    Loxleigh Handmade
123456

The tiles are handmade by skilled craftsmen, using locally sourced Etruria Marl generally accepted to be the finest clay for strength and durability. This traditional process includes shaping and moulding the clay by hand and applying selected sands to create different colours and textures. This handmaking process naturally brings random undulations and variations that give each tile its unique appearance and character.

Sarah Jackson, marketing product manager at Marley Eternit, comments: “The Canterbury tiles provide the premium character and timeless beauty expected from a genuine handmade clay plain tile, while also offering outstanding strength and durability that will create a lasting legacy.”

For more information, or samples, contact 01283 722588 or visit www.marleyeternit.co.uk/Roofing/Clay-Tiles

Click here to watch the tiles being made in a short video clip and see history in the making.


 

Latest

As Brexit threatens the end of UK chances to enter the Mies van der Rohe Award, three of its key players talk about the themes and motivations that transcend national borders to produce a winner

Three key players talk themes and motivations

Brexit chaos aside, how does it look for construction? The underlying trend is gently positive, but that could change all too quickly

Can modest growth sustain amid Brexit chaos?

MawsonKerr helps recreate evicted cinema with volunteers, donations and recycling

Volunteers, donations and recycling recreate community cinema

Mark Wallinger and Studio Octopi’s Magna Carta project has a sense of presence and history

Monument to Magna Carta has a sense of presence and history

Co-author of Twentieth Century Society book 100 Churches 100 years explains the value of the churches of the last century

What's special about 20th century churches?