Do we need specialists to install the product?
Not only does the Winchcombe Tile look like a traditional roof, but it is fitted in exactly the same way. So long as your roofer has experience of working with natural stone, he will have no problem installing our product. All orders also come with a battening schedule, to make sure there is no room for error.We have access to specialist roofers skilled in the fixing of traditional stone roofs and will be willing to supply a supply & fix quotation if required.
Does your product deteriorate over time?
Winchcombe Tiles age in exactly the same way as traditional stone. Given the rigorous standards our product has been tested to, we believe that our product will serve you for many years. The life expectancy is comparable to similar products of this type.
Is self installation possible?
We would not recommend self installation unless you have had previous experience with this type of product; we always recommend the use of a professional fitter to install any roof. After all, do you really want to risk the possibility of leaks, which can cause hundreds or even thousands of pounds worth of damage? We have access to specialist roofers skilled in the fixing of traditional stone roofs and will be willing to supply a supply & fix quotation if required.
What if heritage approval hasnít been given in my area?
It is our aim to make our product accessible to as many areas as possible. Depending on the scale of your requirements, we may be able to assist in gaining local approval. Please contact us for more information.
Can you really match any stone?
Within reason, yes. Our manufacture process starts by creating moulds from which we produce our replica tiles. So long as we have good quality examples of original stone to mould from, we can mimic many varieties of texture and finish. We use dyes in our mixes to replicate natural colour variances and can imitate the colours and the variances of nearly every type of stone. Whether you're in the South of France or the Yorkshire Dales, we can create roof tiles that look like the real thing for a fraction of the cost. In order to end up with a natural looking finish, it is important that we mould from a wide range of original slates so we can replicate the size/shape variances you would expect to find in a natural stone roof.
Where can I purchase your product?
You can come directly to us, but we are also in the process of negotiating deals with major distributors. Please re-visit this site for more news as it happens.