Red brick house with glazed door

This home was featured on Channel 4 TV’s ‘Ugly House to Lovely House’ with George Clarke and has been completely transformed thanks to the innovative use of traditional handmade clay plain tiles from Tudor Roof Tiles.

The original 1960’s detached house in Saffron Walden was drab and box-like, with a dysfunctional and oddly shaped double garage, so Chris Dyson Architects was commissioned to give the interior and exterior a completely new and contemporary look.

In response to the brief, he decided to redesign the entire building and wrap the exterior in our red ‘Medium Antique’ clay plain tiles, which have a natural time weathered appearance and subtle variations of tone and texture.

Hanging the tiles vertically as cladding not only covered the aesthetic inconsistencies in the underlying brickwork but provided extra protection against wet weather conditions and direct sunlight as well as adding to the thermal insulation.

Red brick house

Before the renovation. Image: Chris Dyson Architects/Amazing Productions

According to Chris Dyson out tile cladding “pulled the new and existing elements of the building together, whilst also presenting something entirely unique and fitting within its suburban context.”

Owners Lucas and Hayley Lepola were delighted with their remodelled four-bedroom family home and its contemporary use of traditional clay tiles.

The finished project. Image: Amazing Productions

“We found Tudor Roof Tiles to be terrific to work with. We couldn’t be happier with the tiles themselves and, being handmade, each tile is completely unique and full of character. Given that the clay tile cladding is probably the most important detail of the project, we are very happy to have been able to work with Tudor Roof Tiles,” said Lucas Lepola.

Creative use of traditional clay tiles created a bold modern loking home with a real ‘wow’ factor that has literally made passers-by turn their heads! (283 words)


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