Using Reclaimed Tiles or Slates For Heritage Projects
If you are considering roofing materials for a period property, then reclaimed tiles can be an ideal solution depending on local planning laws. The decision on whether or not to use reclaimed slate is largely a simple question of is purchasing new tiles the better option in your case?
First of all, let’s look at the advantages of buying new tiles for your project. One advantage of buying new tiles is you won’t be short of the number of tiles you need to complete a project. This can be an issue when you buy reclaimed particularly on larger projects.
Another advantage of using new slate is uniformity and overall condition. Using older reclaimed slate doesn’t guarantee you won’t come up against issues with sizing and wear and tear.
However, for some projects reclaimed slate has some clear advantages. If planning laws are strict, then reclaimed slate will blend in perfectly and remove any problems you might encounter with planning permission.
Reclaimed slate will also have proved its worth over time and if it has been around for 50 years, then there is no reason it can’t be in place for another 50 years and beyond.
Using reclaimed materials means you use less of the earth’s resources which is high on the list of considerations for some property owners.