Marley re-introduces ‘new and improved’ Lincoln clay pantile

MARLEY has announced it has re-launched a new range of its Lincoln clay pantiles, which the firm said will become one of the only clay pantile manufactured in Britain.

The Lincoln Clay Interlocking Pantile with an s-curve profile and thin leading edge, offers roofing contractors and their customers a series of design enhancements that are said to ‘underpin’ the product’s traditional appearance and ‘robust’ performance.

Production for the new Lincoln has moved to Keele in Staffordshire from Germany, with the clay used for its manufacture sourced from nearby quarries, meaning Marley is now able to offer the same colourway found on its Red Smooth Single Camber Clay Plain Tiles.

The decision to transition production to the UK will deliver environmental benefits too, through a reduction in shipping and transport requirements. Marley added that it will also provide additional versatility and assurance of product supply for the UK roofing sector.

The new Lincoln Clay Interlocking Pantile range is available in single coloured Red Smooth, and Rustic Red, which incorporates a flash of dusting to create a more ‘weathered’ appearance and kerb-side appeal. The two colours can also be combined across the roof.

Changes have also been made to the texture of the pantile, so that it offers a ‘marked heritage aesthetic’.

Stuart Nicholson, roof systems director at Marley, said, “As part of our ongoing commitment to support the UK roofing industry, Marley has taken the strategic decision to move the production of the Lincoln Interlocking Clay Pantile to our site in Keele. Making us one of the only providers of a clay pantile here in Britain. Using locally sourced materials will ensure the environmental impact of the new Lincoln is minimised, while the subtle changes we have made to the colour and texture of the pantile will maintain its attractive aesthetic appeal and popularity, which have underpinned its past success.”