Working with architects Ridge, Hoare & Morris, Spicer Tiles were chosen to manufacturer bespoke tiles for the roofing project at Somerton Castle.
A grade I listed castle and also priority A on English Heritage at risk register, It was of upmost importance to make sure the tiles met the criteria to please the conservation officer and that of the architects involved.
Spicer Tiles set out to reproduce samples to match the original tiles, this included colour matching and replicating the original tiles thickness. On approval, 25,000 tiles were produced and supplied to the project through Rinus Roofing Supplies.
Mark Hoare of Ridge, Hoare and Morris was very pleased with final product supplied.
We are pleased to be supplying our handmade Spicer Kent peg tiles for the re-roof at Knole Park, Sevenoaks. A mix of Spicer Medium Smooth and Spicer Dark Smooth was supplied to compliment the original tiles and brickwork with works being carried out by Maidstone Roofing Services.
A magnificent Grade I listed building that was originally built between 1456 and 1486. Steeped in history, King Henry VIII took over the house in 1538 from Archbishop Thomas Cranmer.
Works are ongoing and as soon as we have some completed images, we will have them posted for all to see!
To find out more about Knole Park and the National Trust, please visit http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole/features/a-brief-history-of-knole.