Daniel Platt – The Natural Choice for Roof Tiles

Natural Choice

Daniel Platt roof tiles offer a natural richness of colour, an authentic time worn appeal, and provide the opportunity to create truly distinctive roofing designs, or meet particular restoration needs.

Selecting the company’s traditional roof tiles, for example, means the freedom to specify precise textures and even match regional hues, with the confidence of purchasing a product that meets the highest of technical standards.

With Daniel Platt clay quarry floor tiles, the architect has an immense natural colour palette, with “fired through” colours that will not fade or wear.  The tiles offer a unique level of warmth, style and provide the opportunity to create distinctive floors for all manner of commercial, retail, industrial and domestic applications – floors that will more than stand the test of time.

Virtually limitless opportunities for roofing designs

In their roof tile range, Daniel Platt provides architects with the opportunity to create highly individual roofing designs - even matching weatherworn vintages to meet the most stringent conservation requirements.

Handcrafted from the finest selected Eutruria Marl, Daniel Platt roof tiles offer virtually limitless design opportunities, a unique richness of colour as well as the opportunity to add subtle texture to the roofscape. 

Ideal for the most intricate detailing requirements - and with an expected lifespan of 100-plus years – Daniel Platt roof tiles have been used to enhance some of Britain’s most charming buildings.

Five different rustic finishes are available in the roofing range, together with a comprehensive choice of accessories and bespoke designs. 

Although the variable texture of handcrafted tiles provides an authentic rustic appeal, Daniel Platt also appreciates that for reasons of cost and modernity, a traditional product is not to everyone’s choice. For this reason a range of machine made tiles is also available where a more uniform appearance is required.

A breath of fresh air in roof-space ventilation

Thanks to Stoke-on-Trent specialist roofing tile manufacturers, Daniel Platt Ltd., specifying a natural clay roof tile solution no-longer means having to settle for ventilated soffits or unsightly ridge vent tiles.

Ideal for use on restoration projects, new build and existing roofs, the company’s recently introduced natural clay finish “In-Line Tile Vents” have been designed to fit flush in the roofscape, taking up the space of just three tiles.

“With a beautiful range of natural clay roof tiles on offer, we wanted to provide a ventilation solution that would blend in perfectly with the overall roofscape, “ commented Daniel Platt Roofing Products Sales Manager, David Osborn. “Virtually invisible when fitted, our In-Line Tile Vent is available in five natural clay finishes. Where required, special finishes are also available.”

Suitable for high and low-level ventilation of roof voids, Daniel Platt In-Line Tile Vents provide a 6,250mm² Free Vent Area. When used with the company’s adapter system they can also provide discreet ventilation for mechanical extraction systems and “through roof” soil pipes.

Virtually limitless design opportunities

In their natural clay roofing tile range, Daniel Platt provides the opportunity to create highly individual designs, even allowing for natural ageing, the effects of the weather and the environment to meet the most stringent of conservation needs.

Regional hues

Daniel Platt traditional roof tiles are available in the following regional hues:

Saxon Mix

A deep “Sussex brown” tile with subtle dual cambers and “natural” irregularities in hue and finish.

Staffordshire Royal

The only true, Midlands-blue roof tile hand-made in the country.  Achieved by firing bright red Etruria marl in an oxygen-deficient environment.

Mercian Echoes

Subtle autumnal shades and a naturally weathered appearance, with colourways typical of southern clays.

Etrurian Restoration

Irregular in appearance and showing the evidence of decades of exposure to the elements.

Avalon Sunset

Gently weathered and warm red in colour, faithfully recreating the vertical and pitch tiles of the rural south.

Comprehensive technical advice

With all Daniel Platt tiling products, specifications can be written to meet individual needs, samples are available on request and a full technical support service is provided to help ensure the desired effect and required level of functionality is achieved.

Full specifications can be provided as to the correct laying, bedding and fixing of floor tiles, as can advice regarding a suitable cleaning regime depending on the particular application.

Source: Daniel Platt
September 2003

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