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When we first started this loft conversion, the client asked us to install a roof to modern standards but try to attempt to keep it traditional in appearance so it stayed in keeping with the existing houses along the street.

British standards now require us to mechanically fix all ridge and hip tiles where possible, rather than sit them on a bed of mortar.

Aesthetically, this can sometimes look a bit out of place, so we chose a ‘mixed brindle’ clay plain tile which has a black flint colour to it in order to soften the appearance of the hip fixings.

We also suggested pitched skylight lanterns for the rear extension flat roof rather than flat glass.

Our client is extremely happy with the outcome and we’ve even had a few comments from the neighbours 👍🏻