Cambridge tiles from Monier have proven the ideal roofing product for a Hunter Valley “dream home.”
Built in a style influenced by French Provincial and New Hampshire aesthetics, the home’s owners had stipulated that it should be constructed with quality and longevity in mind, meaning materials were key; the resulting home has a granite base and façades in rendered brick mixed with weatherboard.
Finding the appropriate product for the roof was critical to completing the project to the owners’ quality requirements. They had specified a dark, grey-black roof with the look of slate, but offering solidity and durability.
Builder Neil Albert of Stibbard Homes, who led the home’s construction, said there were valid reasons not to opt for the obvious choice of slate, which is frequently imported from China and, while more expensive than roof tiles, is not always of consistent quality.
Albert, who has used Monier products for 25 years, confirmed that ultimately the Monier Cambridge roof tile was selected. The Cambridge offers the beauty and traditional look of slate with the benefits of a modern day material.
“The Cambridge roof tile fulfils everything we wanted; it ticks every box,” commented the homeowners. “It looks robust. It looks solid. It’s the colour we wanted. It’s not too dark. It’s not too light. It’s not shiny. It’s flat and not corrugated. It just complements the house perfectly. It’s lovely. We wouldn’t swap it for anything.”
In addition to the Cambridge used on this Hunter Valley house, Monier also offers the Georgian, Madison and Nullarbor profiles, combining the aesthetic of natural slate with the benefits of modern materials at an accessible price point.