PLAIN CLAY TILES manufactured by Tudor have been given a starring role in Channel 4 TV’s ‘Ugly House to Lovely House’, cladding a property from top to bottom.
Chris Dyson Architects were commissioned to transform the 1960s house from being drab and box-like into a fresh and contemporary looking home for the show, which is presented by architect George Clarke.
By hanging the tiles vertically as cladding, the architects not only covered the aesthetic inconsistencies in the underlying brickwork, but also provided extra protection against wet weather conditions and direct sunlight as well as adding to the thermal insulation.
Paul Lythgoe Managing Director of Tudor Roof Tiles, said: “I am so pleased with the use of our clay tiles in this modern twist on historic use. The cladding of the wall from roof to floor to form a seamless exterior takes the use of plain tile cladding to a new and exciting level.
“The use of Tudor’s tiles, still handmade here in the UK, shows that clay plain tiles can be used on listed, historic and modern buildings alike, and breathe beauty into each.”
A fresh look
Architect for the project, Chris Dyson, said, “Tudor’s tile cladding pulled the new and existing elements of the building together, whilst also presenting something entirely unique and fitting within its suburban context.”
The owners of the property, which featured in the third episode of series three of the programme, are Lucas and Hayley Lepola.
Lucas said: “We found Tudor Roof Tile Ltd 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.”