David had a very clear vision for his project but had to make careful choices to make sure his plans would be passed by the planning committee.
This beautiful detached house is in a cul-de-sac and David definitely did not want to build it in the style of the other properties in the road. The yellow London stock brick was a bit of a risk and, although his preference would have been for slate tiles, he opted for clay to ease the planning process.
“I’m not that keen on large format interlocking tiles, to be honest. I prefer the traditional size and shape of the clay plain tiles. Rosemary was an obvious choice and I went for the Blue as it was the nearest I could get to a slate colour.
“The result is great. I really like the contrast between the yellow brick and blue tile. It’s exactly the effect I was after.”
Building your own house, even if you are an experienced contractor, is a big project and David tells us that he has yet to move in. “I run a business: my clients’ projects have to come first, so when we’re busy as a company my own project slows down. We hope to be in before too long.”
BMI hosts a meeting of minds
Closing out a highly successful 2018 for the BMI National Training Centre, the team were kept at it almost until the last day of the working year with the staging of the third Roofing Tutor Forum.
Planners and residents find BMI Redland Heathland moreish
Combining the appearance of a handcrafted tile with the robust performance of concrete, the BMI Redland Heathland tile has proved ideal for an exclusive development in Warlingham, Surrey.
UK Roofing Awards -Young Roofer of the Year Award
Young Roofer of the Year Award