MARLEY ETERNIT LTD

LICHFIELD ROAD
BRANSTON
BURTON ON TRENT
STAFFORDSHIRE DE14 3HD

Tel: 01283 722588
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Suppliers of: fibre cement roofing sheets building boards roof concrete dry fix roofing system tiles roof slate roof trims claddings external weatherboard profiled roofing

Marley Eternit Range of Roofing & Facades

Marley Eternit is the UK’s leading manufacturer of clay, concrete and fibre cement roof tiles and slates, profiled sheet, Cedral Weatherboard and EQUITONE façade materials. We know roofing and facade specification can be complex and heavy going. That’s why we are on hand to offer practical, experienced support in a host of useful ways. From creating bespoke NBS, BIM or CAD details to answering questions on any aspect of your roofing or cladding project.

We will deliver urgent samples where and when they’re needed and provide products that help you achieve an A+ rating. We’re always happy to take the weight off your shoulders. Because with ME it’s all about you. Call ME today on 01283 722588 or visit www.marleyeternit.co.uk/me

Roofing Tiles, Slates & Dry Fix Ventilation

Marley Eternit’s extensive range of tiles and slates, dry fix and ventilation systems, fittings and fixings has been successfully enhancing and protecting our roofs for over 100 years. From familiar regional styles to the radically modern, urban or rural, new build or refurbishment, Marley Eternit can offer a comprehensive selection of complete pitched roofing solutions. To find your perfect clay, concrete or fibre cement tiles or slates, use our online product selector.

Facades

Our EQUITONE architectural facade material has been used on many prestigious projects around the world. Made from fibre cement, EQUITONE has outstanding physical and aesthetic qualities. Cedral Weatherboard is an ideal low maintenance, wood effect, rot free alternative to traditional timer weatherboarding. We’ve recently introduced Cedral Click, the UK’s first fibre cement tongue and groove weatherboard product.

Profiled Sheeting

Marley Eternit is the only manufacturer of fibre cement within the UK. We have been producing profiled sheeting for over 90 years and offer a wide range of corrosion-resistant and low maintenance systems.

These files are provided by the manufacturer. While Building Products Index takes every care to ensure the information is correct and up to date, we cannot be held liable for any out of date or incorrect information in them. Please check with the supplier before specifying or purchasing products.

Bluclad Ventilated Facade Brochure
Marley Eternit Ventilated facade render system

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Cedral Click Brochure
Marley Eternit wall cladding

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Cedral Click Wall Cladding Brochure
Marley Eternit wall cladding

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Cedral Weatherboard and Operal Brochure
MARLEY ETERNIT Linear Fibre Cement External Shiplap Cladding Panels

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Choosing and Using Profiled Sheeting
MARLEY ETERNIT fiber Cement Roofing Panels and Fibre Sheets

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Clay Plain Tiles
Marley Clay Plain tiles

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Dry Fix and Ventilation Systems
Marley Eternit Roofing Vents

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Ecologic Tiles
Marley Eternit A roof tile that eats pollution

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Edgemere Interlocking Roofing Tiles
MARLEY ETERNIT Roofing Tiles

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External Wall Insulation Solutions
MARLEY ETERNIT Fibre Cement Rainscreens Cladding Panels

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Facades Brochure
Marley Eternit Architectural fibre cement cladding material

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Fibre Cement Slates
MARLEY ETERNIT Roofing Slates

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Fibre Cement Slates Fixing Guide
MARLEY ETERNIT Roofing Slates

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Marley EQUITONE Brochure
MARLEY ETERNIT Rainscreen Cladding Panels Fibre cement decorative external cladding sheets

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Marley Roofing Product Catalogue
tiles and slates, dry fix and ventilation systems,

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Maxima Clay Double Roman Interlocking
Marley interlocking roof tiles

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Melodie Clay Single Interlocking Pantile
Marley interlocking roof Tiles

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Profiled Sheeting Design Guide
Marley Eternit fibre cement roofing cladding panels

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Riven Edgemere Interlocking Slates
Marley Eternit Interlocking Slates

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SlimVac Specification Guide
Marley Eternit High performance vacuum insulation panels

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Universal Roofing Accessories
Marley Eternit Simple and fast ventilation and dry fix solutions

Published [01/04/14]File size [4954 KB]

ACOUSTIC PANELS Impact Resistant .
ARCHITECTURAL Claddings .
BARGEBOARDS Profiled Sheeting .
BOARDS Acoustic .
BOARDS Agricultural .
BOARDS Bacteria Resistant .
BOARDS Baseboard/Backing Board .
BOARDS Baseboard/Backing Board Tile Backer / Tile Substrate / Tile Baseboards /
BOARDS BRE Global Certificate Holders .
BOARDS Cement .
BOARDS Cement Bonded Particle Board .
BOARDS Damp Resistant .
BOARDS Dimensionally Stable .
BOARDS EWI External Wall Insulation Applications .
BOARDS Exterior Applications .
BOARDS Exterior Sheathing .
BOARDS Fibre Cement .
BOARDS Fibre Cement EN 13501-1:2002 Class A2
BOARDS Fire Protection .
BOARDS Fire Resistant .
BOARDS Fire Retardant: Fibre Reinforced Cement
BOARDS Flame Retardant Boards
BOARDS Frost Proof .
BOARDS Heavy Duty .
BOARDS High Load Bearing .
BOARDS High Temperature Resistant .
BOARDS Impact Resistant .
BOARDS Insect Attack Resistant .
BOARDS Interior Fit-Out .
BOARDS Moisture Resistant .
BOARDS Mould Growth Resistant .
BOARDS Non-Combustible .
BOARDS Partition .
BOARDS Resistant to Temperature Extremes .
BOARDS Rodent Attack Resistant .
BOARDS Rot Resistant .
BOARDS Sheathing .
BOARDS Smooth Surface .
BOARDS Sound Absorbing .
BOARDS Structural .
BOARDS Termite Proof .
BOARDS Vermin Resistant .
BOARDS Water Resistant .
BOARDS Wetroom Applications .
BUILDING BOARDS See Also BOARDS: .
CLADDING FIXING SYSTEMS See Also CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS: .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Cladding Fixings Rainscreen Fasteners Fascia Panel Anchors Brackets
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Fibre Cement Facades .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Fibre Concrete Facades .
CLADDING TILES Clay .
CLADDING TILES Concrete .
CLADDING TILES Concrete/Acrylic .
CLADDING TILES Fibre Cement Slates .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Compressed Cement .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL DIBt CERTIFICATE HOLDERS Germany
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fibre Cement .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fibre Cement AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fibre Cement Anti-Graffiti Protection
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fibre Cement BRE Green Guide A+ Rating
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fibre Cement BS 13501-1:2002 A2
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fibre Cement BS EN 12467:2004 Category A Class 2
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fibre Cement BS EN 12467:2004 Category A Class 3
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fibre Cement BS EN 12467:2004 Category A Class 4
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fibre Cement Colour Coated
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fibre Cement Mineral Enamel Coated
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fibre Cement Paint Finish
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fibre Cement RAL Colours
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fibre Cement Stain Finish
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fibre Cement Textured Surface
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fibre Cement Through Coloured
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fibre Cement Timber Appearance
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fire Proof .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fire Resistant .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fire Retardant BS476 Class 0
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL GRP Natural Stone Aggregate Coating
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL HPL (High Pressure Laminate) .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL HPL (High Pressure Laminate) AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Planks Fibre Cement
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Profiled Sheets .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Profiled Sheets AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Profiled Sheets Coloured
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Profiled Sheets Corrugated
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Profiled Sheets Fibre Cement
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Profiled Sheets Fibre Cement AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Profiled Sheets Metal AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Profiled Sheets Troughed
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Rainscreen Systems .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Weatherboard .
CLADDINGS INTERNAL Heat Resistant .
CLADDINGS INTERNAL Industrial Acoustic
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS .
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS BS 476 Class 0 .
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Coloured .
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Fibre Cement .
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Fibre Cement AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Fibre Cement BRE Green Guide A+ Rating
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Fibre Cement BS EN 494:2004
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Fibre Cement EN 13501-1:2002 Class A2
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Fibre Cement Non-Fragile HSE Class C
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Fibre Cement Vapour Permeable
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Profile Types 'S' Liner Refurbishment
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Profile Types Asbestos Cement Replacement
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Profile Types Deep Profile/Major Tile Refurbishment
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Profile Types Double Six Refurbishment
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Profile Types Monad Refurbishment
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Profile Types Trafford Tile Refurbishment
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Profile Types Twin Twelve Refurbishment
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Translucent: .
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Translucent: ACR (M) 001: 2005
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Translucent: GRP
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Translucent: Polycarbonate
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Translucent: Rooflight Applications
DOWNPIPES . See Also RAINWATER PIPES:
DRY LINING Boards .
DRY RIDGE SYSTEMS AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS .
EAVES Filler Pieces .
EAVES Filler Pieces PVCu
EAVES VENTS Bird Control .
FACADES Fibre Cement .
FACADES Fire Resistant .
FIXINGS For Claddings .
FLUE Terminals Gas
GAS Ridge Terminals .
GUTTERS Fibre Cement .
GUTTERS PVCu .
GUTTERS PVCu High Capacity
GUTTERS PVCu Square by Colour: Black
GUTTERS PVCu Square by Colour: Brown
GUTTERS PVCu Square by Colour: Grey
INFILL PANELS Fibre Cement .
INFILL PANELS Fire Resistant .
INFILL PANELS Internal .
INSULATION BOARDS Acoustic .
INSULATION BOARDS Cavity Wall See also CAVITY WALL: Insulation
INSULATION BOARDS Roofing Applications .
INSULATION BOARDS Roofing Applications Flat Roof
INSULATION BOARDS Roofing Applications Flat Roof Refurbishment
INSULATION BOARDS Roofing Applications Refurbishment Rafter Infill
INSULATION BOARDS Vacuum .
OVERCLADDING Systems .
PANELS Coloured .
PANELS Fibre Cement .
PANTILES Clay .
PANTILES Concrete .
PARTITION BOARDS . .
PARTITION BOARDS Educational Environments .
PARTITION BOARDS Fire Resistant .
PARTITION BOARDS High Strength .
PARTITION BOARDS Humidity Resistant .
PARTITION BOARDS Impact Resistant .
PARTITION BOARDS Severe Duty Applications .
PARTITION BOARDS Wet Areas .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Fibre Cement .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Overcladding .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Panels .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Panels Coloured
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Weatherboard .
RAINWATER PIPES Agricultural .
RAINWATER PIPES Commercial .
RAINWATER PIPES Fibre Cement .
RAINWATER PIPES PVCu .
RAINWATER PIPES PVCu Circular by Colour: Black
RAINWATER PIPES PVCu Circular by Colour: Brown
RAINWATER PIPES PVCu Circular by Colour: Grey
RAINWATER PIPES PVCu Circular by Size: 110mm
RAINWATER PIPES PVCu Circular by Size: 160mm
RAINWATER PIPES PVCu Circular by Size: 82mm or 3.25"
RENDER Baseboards/Backer Boards/Carrier Boards .
RIDGE Trim System .
RIDGE Ventilating Terminals ..
RIDGE Ventilating Terminals AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
RIDGE Ventilating Terminals Gas
RIDGE Ventilating Terminals Soil Vent Pipe
ROOF Abutments Vent Strip .
ROOF Complete System .
ROOF Mechanical Vent Systems .
ROOF OVERSHEETING Corrugated .
ROOF TILE Clips .
ROOF TILES AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS .
ROOF TILES Clay .
ROOF TILES Clay BRE Green Guide A+ Rating
ROOF TILES Clay BS 5534
ROOF TILES Clay BS EN 1304 Kitemarked
ROOF TILES Clay BS EN 1304:1998
ROOF TILES Clay Coloured
ROOF TILES Clay Double Camber
ROOF TILES Clay Feature
ROOF TILES Clay Flat Interlocking
ROOF TILES Clay Handmade
ROOF TILES Clay Interlocking
ROOF TILES Clay Large Format
ROOF TILES Clay Ornamental
ROOF TILES Clay Pantile
ROOF TILES Clay Peg
ROOF TILES Clay Plain
ROOF TILES Clay Sandfaced
ROOF TILES Clay Smoothfaced
ROOF TILES Clay Weathered Appearance
ROOF TILES Concrete .
ROOF TILES Concrete Acrylic Surfaced
ROOF TILES Concrete Anti-Pollution Coating
ROOF TILES Concrete BRE Green Guide A+ Rating
ROOF TILES Concrete BS 473/550:1990
ROOF TILES Concrete BS 5534
ROOF TILES Concrete BS EN 490:2011 Kitemarked
ROOF TILES Concrete Feature
ROOF TILES Concrete Granular Finish
ROOF TILES Concrete Handmade Appearance
ROOF TILES Concrete Interlocking
ROOF TILES Concrete Lightweight
ROOF TILES Concrete NOx Reducing Coating
ROOF TILES Concrete Pantile
ROOF TILES Concrete Plain
ROOF TILES Concrete Rustic Appearance
ROOF TILES Concrete Slate Appearance
ROOF TILES Concrete Slate Appearance Weathered Effect
ROOF TILES Concrete Smooth
ROOF TILES Concrete Special Colours
ROOF TILES Double Camber .
ROOF TILES Feature .
ROOF TILES Filler Units .
ROOF TILES Interlocking .
ROOF TILES Low Pitch .
ROOF TILES Monoridge .
ROOF TILES Pantiles .
ROOF TILES Plain .
ROOF TILES Pollutant Removal Coating Combined .
ROOF TILES Ridge .
ROOF TILES Ridge Gas Flue
ROOF TILES Terminal Gas Ridge .
ROOF TILES Trough Valley .
ROOF TILES Ventilation .
ROOF TILES Ventilation BS 5534
ROOF TRIM Cloaked Verge .
ROOF TRIM Dry Hip Systems .
ROOF TRIM Dry Hip Systems AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
ROOF TRIM Dry Ridge Systems .
ROOF TRIM Dry Ridge Systems AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
ROOF TRIM Dry Ridge Systems Concrete
ROOF TRIM Dry Ridge Systems Ventilated
ROOF TRIM Dry Valley Systems .
ROOF TRIM Dry Valley Systems AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
ROOF TRIM Dry Verge Systems .
ROOF TRIM Dry Verge Systems AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
ROOF TRIM Dry Verge Systems BS EN 490 Kitemarked
ROOF TRIM Dry Verge Systems PVCu
ROOF TRIM For Slates .
ROOF TRIM Interlocking .
ROOF TRIM PVCu .
ROOF TRIM Ridge Systems .
ROOF TRIM Slate Verge .
ROOF VALLEYS Troughs .
ROOF VALLEYS Troughs GRP .
ROOF VENTILATORS Abutments .
ROOF VENTILATORS AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS .
ROOF VENTILATORS Dry Ridge .
ROOF VENTILATORS Dry Verge .
ROOF VENTILATORS Eaves .
ROOF VENTILATORS Ridge Terminal .
ROOF VENTILATORS Tile .
ROOF VENTILATORS Vent Terminal .
ROOFING Dry Fix Systems .
ROOFING Dry Fix Systems AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
ROOFING ACCESSORIES AND FITTINGS See Also ROOF TRIM: .
ROOFING SHEETS Corrugated .
ROOFING SHEETS Profiled .
ROOFING SLATES . .
ROOFING SLATES BS 5534 .
ROOFING SLATES Concrete .
ROOFING SLATES Concrete BS 5534
ROOFING SLATES Concrete BS EN 490:1990 Kitemark
ROOFING SLATES Concrete Interlocking
ROOFING SLATES Concrete Lightweight
ROOFING SLATES Concrete Natural Appearance
ROOFING SLATES Concrete Polymer Modified
ROOFING SLATES Fibre Cement .
ROOFING SLATES Fibre Cement AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
ROOFING SLATES Fibre Cement BRE Green Guide A+ Rating
ROOFING SLATES Fibre Cement BS 5534
ROOFING SLATES Fibre Cement BS EN 492 2004
ROOFING SLATES Fibre Cement BS EN 492 Kitemarked
ROOFING SLATES Fibre Cement Hand Cut Appearance
ROOFING SLATES Fibre Cement Natural Slate Appearance
ROOFING SLATES Fibre Cement Riven
ROOFING SLATES Fibre Cement Through Coloured
ROOFING SLATES Polymer Modified Concrete .
ROOFING SLATES Reconstructed Slate .
ROOFING SLATES Reconstructed Slate AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
ROOFING SLATES Reconstructed Slate BRE Green Guide A+ Rating
ROOFING SLATES Reconstructed Slate BS 5534
ROOFING SLATES Reconstructed Slate BS EN 490 Kitemarked
ROOFING SLATES Reconstructed Slate Interlocking AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
ROOFING SLATES Reproduction Stone .
ROOFING SLATES Ventilator .
ROOFING SYSTEMS .
ROOFING SYSTEMS Metal .
ROOFSPACE Ventilation Tiles .
SOFFIT LININGS . .
SOLAR Energy Systems Domestic/Residential
SOLAR Roof Tiles .
SOLAR HEATING Collectors .
SOLAR PANELS Integrated Roof Installation .
SOLAR PANELS PV (Photovoltaic) Modules .
SOLAR PANELS PV (Photovoltaic) Modules FiT (Feed in Tariff)
SOLAR PANELS Roof Mounted Heat Collectors
TILE Backer Boards .
TILE Backing .
TILE Fittings and Accessories (Roof) .
TILE Fixings (Roof) .
WALL Claddings External .
WEATHERBOARD Shiplap Planks Textured Woodgrain
WEATHERBOARDS Fibre Cement AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
WEATHERBOARDS Fibre Cement Mineral Enamel Coated
WEATHERBOARDS Fibre Cement Through Coloured
WEATHERBOARDS Fibre Cement Timber Appearance
WEATHERBOARDS Fibre Cement Woodgrain Appearance
WEATHERBOARDS Fire Resistant .
WEATHERBOARDS Woodgrain Appearance .
WETROOM Wall Panels .
ACME DOUBLE CAMBER Clay Plain Roof Tiles
ACME SINGLE CAMBER Clay Plain Roof Tiles
ASHDOWNE Clay Plain Roof Tiles
ASHMORE Concrete Roof Tiles
BIRKDALE Fibre Cement Slates
CEDRAL Weatherboard
CEDRAL CLICK Weatherboard
CEDRAL WEATHERBOARD Cladding
DOUBLE ROMAN Concrete Roof Tiles
DRY FIX Dry Verge/Ridge Fixing System
DUO EDGEMERE Concrete Roof Slate
DUO MODERN Concrete Roof Tile
ECOLOGIC LUDLOW Interlocking Roof Tiles
EDGEMERE Roof Tiles
EQUITONE NATURAL Cladding
EQUITONE PICTURA Cladding
EQUITONE TECTIVA Cladding
EQUITONE TEXTURA Cladding
FARMSCAPE Profiled Sheeting
GARSDALE Fibre Cement Slates
HAWKINS Clay Roof Tiles
HIPFAST Dry Hip Systems
LUDLOW MAJOR Concrete Interlocking Roof Tiles
LUDLOW PLUS Concrete Roof Tiles
MAXIMA Clay Roof Tiles
MELBOURN Concrete Roof Tiles
MELODIE Clay Roof Tiles
MENDIP Pantile
MODERN Concrete Roof Tiles
PLAIN Concrete Roof Tiles
PROFILE 3 Profiled Sheeting
PROFILE 6 Profiled Sheeting
PROFILE 6R Profiled Sheeting
RIDGEFAST Dry Ridge Systems
RIVENDALE Fibre Cement Slates
SLIMVAC Vacuum Insulation Panels
SOLO-FIX Tile Fixing System
THRUTONE Fibre Cement Slates
UNIVERSAL Dry Fix Ventilating Ridge & Hip
UNIVERSAL Roofing Accessories
WESSEX Concrete Roof Tiles

Development in Clerkenwell area uses EQUITONE

April 2014

Development in Clerkenwell area uses EQUITONE

Bakers Row uses EQUITONE natura

London-based Piercy & Co Architects have specified a fibre cement EQUITONE facade on the 1 Baker’s Row development in Clerkenwell Green Conservation Area.

Anthracite-coloured EQUITONE [natura] was specified because the architects felt that the matt surface appearance created a contemporary aesthetic that interfaced well with the adjoining historic buildings.

The architects achieved an engaging streetscape using EQUITONE material to create a jewel-like facade. The result is a striking contrast between a bold exterior of contextually sensitive fibre cement material and adjoining traditional buff and red brickwork buildings.

Sensitive design and careful choice of materials was important because 1 Baker’s Row, part of Great Marlborough Estates, is a small and constrained site that is located in an architecturally interesting part of central London.

“We conceived 1 Baker’s Row as a polished and refined gemstone to reflect the neighbourhood’s diamond trade heritage,” said Matti Lampila, Associate at Piercy & Co. “We were initially attracted to EQUITONE because we liked the appearance of the material. Once we understood its performance benefits it was a relatively easy decision to specify it for the whole facade.”

Matti added: “The fibre cement facade was able to create an engaging interface between the old and new architectural styles within this densely built up area of London. The dark, matt, fibre cement skin of the building makes an interesting play of light and colour that adds to its appeal.”

Rainscreen design with Birkdale slate

August 2010

Marley Eternit’s Birkdale fibre cement slate has been specified on a new and prestigious police training centre project in Birmingham. It was chosen as the perfect answer to fulfil part of a complex and challenging rainscreen design. The architect wanted to utilise traditional roofing materials such as a roof slate within an unusual contemporary design and Birkdale’s performance, design flexibility and colour match has helped deliver a stunning overall roofing vision.

The new single story training centre, which will be used by the West Midlands police force, was designed by architect Rob Martin from Nicol Thomas in Birmingham. It consists of a fully grassed roof with Birkdale slates used as a form of a raked rainscreen cladding to elevate the building, seeking in the architect’s eyes to provide a ‘scaled’ protective skin created by a distinctive ‘basket weave’ design.

Rob Martin explains some of the background: “I was interested in the response of applying a traditional material with a contemporary solution. The scale of the Birkdale slate was deemed appropriate for the single storey nature and overall size of the building, and supported the concept of the building being wrapped in a ‘protective’ skin. The slates dressed edge further reinforced the concept giving the skin a heavier feel as opposed to the clinical lighter feel a square edge would give.”

Rob continues: “The fact that the building sits in a green field site meant that the choice of materials was critical in enabling the scheme to appropriately respond to its context. We had to find a solution which would also respond to the surrounding urban environment and would naturally ‘bed’ into the landscape. The familiarity of the traditional slate look of the tile helps the building settle well into its surrounding urban environment whilst the green tile and the use of the zoomorphic basket weave creates a softer ‘naturalistic’ feel which we felt lent itself to the grassy site in which it lays. The naturalisation of the building is completed with the introduction of the grass roof which due to its sunken position can be visible from the nearby roadside.”

Rob concludes: “I had come across the basket weave effect previously and wanted to see if we could replicate it at the new training centre. After speaking with Marley Eternit to source the right colour fibre cement slate, we were happy to discover that the Birkdale could be satisfactorily specified from a technical standpoint with the distinctive and unusual use we wanted. So a combination of Birkdale’s colour, edge finish, and modular scale size and design flexibility supported our design vision to use a traditional material in a contemporary and unusual manner.”

The success of the project also depended greatly upon top quality craftsmanship from the roofing contractor, as Rob testifies: “The skill and quality finish delivered by Dent and Partners the roofing company is exemplary. The work, for example, on the mitred corners is immaculate and the overall roofing design has been realised thanks to such quality tradesmanship.”

The Birkdale fibre cement slate boasts a finely detailed surface, semi-matt finish with dressed edges to reproduce the attractive appearance of natural slate. It is light weight, has real strength and consistent performance characteristics, as well as being easy and quicker to install than natural slate products. A total of 4,000 Green Birkdale fibre cement slates were used on this project.

Steve Harris for Marley Eternit says: “When the architects approached us with their queries around product suitability and technical questions to achieve the desired and unusual look, we were happy to assist this project to fruition. Our technical services support ensured that the correct roofing product solution was identified so that the architect’s vision could be satisfied. The completed roofing design clearly works well in its setting, ideally suiting both the overall building concept and the surrounding area.”

UK manufactured fibre cement slate is a sustainable alternative to natural slate. Only an estimated 10% of all mined natural slate ends up being utilised in a usable product with the remainder discarded, and the total amount of natural slate waste in the UK is now estimated at some 500 million tonnes to date.

All Marley Eternit fibre cement slates are manufactured in the UK and achieve an A or A+ rating when used in the BRE ‘Green Guide to Specification’.

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