The new Eden tile will transform pantile projects giving architects and specifiers an authentic low pitch option when a traditional pantile is required for aesthetic or planning purposes.
The Eden pantile combines a traditional appearance with time saving features including a specially designed SoloFix channel to make BS 5534’s two point fixing easier, a flat back on the rear of the tile so it doesn’t rock during installation and an enlarged nib for easier nailing.
The new tile also has a low minimum pitch of just 22.5 degrees and is available in a weathered colour, so it is suitable for use on heritage and conservation projects.
Stuart Nicholson, roof systems director at Marley, said: “Traditional pantiles are an iconic part of British roofing, particularly in Lincolnshire, East Anglia, Norfolk, Yorkshire, Humberside, the South West and some parts of Eastern Scotland.
“While modern clay interlocking tiles, like our Lincoln, have become increasingly popular as a quicker way of achieving a rustic appearance, some architects and specifiers prefer the look of a traditional pantile and others are required to use them because of planning.
“However, until now there hasn’t been an easy way of fixing these to the latest British Standards, which now require pantiles to be twice fixed with nails and / or clips, as well as being used with a mechanically fixed ridge and hip.
“We wanted to help architects and specifiers, who design pantile roofs, by finding a simpler way for them to meet these modern fixing specifications without creating an overly engineered product and compromising on the authentic aesthetic required by some planning departments.
“As a result, we are rewriting the book on clay pantiles by launching Eden, a ground-breaking new pantile with a traditional profile but incorporating some subtle, innovative design improvements for quicker and easier installation. Crucially, the new Eden tile will give specifiers a time saving, lower pitch, traditional option, where currently there isn’t one.”