Tegola Case Study - Bicester Village

Project Name - Bicester Village
Architects - Lyon + Sleeman + Hoare
Main Contractor - Sir Robert McAlpine
Roofing Contractor - Project Services
Location - Bicester, near Oxford
Completion - 1994
Objective: To provide a roof finish with a traditional appearance but which was lighter and more economical.
Tegola's black asphalt shingle looks like slates and a special kiln firing process ensures a fade free appearance. Tegola weigh only 10.5gs/m2, a quarter of the weight of concrete tiles, and this produced economies in the support structure, which with their economic price led to significant savings.

Tegola shingles have an excellent life span as they are stronger than the British Standard requirements, have a design life of 35 years and have a top fire rating.

Matthew Hebden provided a full service to the architects, with samples and assistance with working drawings, and to the contractors with installation advice.
Prestige Case Study - Imola

Project Name - Imola
Completion - 2000
Objective: A dramatic feature for the Imola development, to give it status and drama.
The Prestige tile was chosen because the copper added beauty and prestige to the project and provides continuing interest as it weathers to the eventual beautiful green patina.

Normally installed with a copper clip covering the butt joint between the tiles, the architect wanted to produce a ribbed effect and so extra copper clips were used to produce the continuous ribs. These provided a strong visual vertical to offset the normal horizontal of the tile courses. However the architect in this case wanted the tiles installed on the diagonal to provide a vertical movement.

The dramatic feature of this retail development is this 65m high curved wall clad in the copper tile.

Full working drawings with ventilated facade detailing were provided to assist the architect and contractor in realising the architects vision.
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