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The Old Vicarage roofed by Keymer tiles

  • 10 Feb 2017

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The roof of the Grade II listed building and period home, The Old Vicarage in Suffolk, has been restored with Keymer’s Traditional Elizabethan and Antique roof tiles.

The house owner, Tim Pitt, wanted to ensure that the roof of the period property was beautifully renovated with respect to its heritage whilst maintaining the age and period style of the building feel. 

The building has been listed since 1961 and was in need of a complete reroofing. However, due to the property’s Grade II listing the tiles were required to fit in with the overall aesthetic of the building. 

With the 50/50 mix of Traditional Elizabethan and Antique tiles, the home boasts completely handmade heritage clay tiles, which the home owner believed were the closes match to the peg tiles expected to be seen on a house in this location and of this period.

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They were a significant improvement on the machine made plain tiles that were falling from the roof. Tim Pitt said that the Traditional Elizabethan and Antique tiles were undoubtedly the closest match to the peg tiles that would be expected on a house of this period and location and he is extremely happy with how it looks.

Keymer’s Client Development Manage, Christine Leadbeater commented that Keymer was thrilled to have been able to support the project and the selection of Keymer tiles used by Tim fit in perfectly with the historic property and the nearby surroundings of the area.

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