Case Study

Linden Heritage

Linden Heritage

Case Study

Northampton-based building specialists Linden Heritage specialise in the external and internal renovation of Period and Listed buildings, just part of a wide-reaching portfolio that includes feature both New Build and Refurbishment projects.

As period properties can be a stringently traditional arena when it comes to the choice of building materials used (due to strict planning requirements), it may come as a surprise to note that Linden Heritage are proud users of Metrotile Lightweight Roofing Systems – a material that prides itself on being an evolution of the very ‘traditional’ materials required by listed buildings.

 “Due to the nature of our renovations, planning requirements and our customers need for their homes to retain their classic appearance, we’re not able to use Metrotile on the main rooftops of any Period homes we renovate”  Tim Alanthwaite, Company Director, states. “However, we find ourselves involved with the building and renovation of external buildings at these sites, including conservatories and equestrian projects. We have much more freedom when it comes to specifying the roofing material for these buildings”.

As a result, Linden Heritage apply Metrotile Lightweight Roofing to Conservatories and other external buildings, such as additional accommodation and visitor rooms or converted stables. This was the case for Linden Heritage’s work at a period home in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire that has a special place in Mr Alanthwaite’s heart:

“I believe that Metrotile is a fantastic product, so I had no concerns specifying it for my own home”.

It became very apparent the Mr Alanthwaite is truly proud of his business and after taking a tour of the recent renovation work at his own listed property, it’s very easy to understand why. During the visit I got to observe Linden Heritage’s roofing work on each of the external buildings, a converted outer building and stunning internal works to the kitchen and conservatory. Mr Alanthwaite’s satisfaction with Metrotile is reflected in the use of Metrotile Slate on all external buildings, including an annex building and the aforementioned stunning conservatory – quite the endorsement for the Future Proof Roof.

“Whenever we are involved with a conservatory our outer building project, we insist on using Metrotile for the roofing” continues Mr Alanthwaite. “The rapid installation, security, soundproofing and aesthetics set the product head and shoulders above the competition”.

Find out more about Metrotile and conservatories, click here.  For further information about Metrotile Lightweight Roofing, visit our contact page.To download from our library of informative documentation and certifications, click here

An outbuilding at Mr Alanthwaite's listed property in Northamptonshire

Key Points

  • Low weight tiles essential for supporting structure
  • Company director liked Metrotile so much that he used the product on his own home

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