Brookhurst Delivers Tiles to Suffolk Development

Brookhurst Delivers Tiles to Suffolk Development

Brookhurst handmade clay roof tiles have been selected for use on a new build and renovation project which is taking place in the Thredling Hundred area of mid Suffolk. The location is close to the village centre of Debenham. The construction is for an outstanding and spacious home which is surrounded by a number of both old and new outbuildings.

The site was purchased via auction, subject to planning permission and will deliver wide ranging views of the Suffolk landscape. The project includes a two-storey car lodge which also features accommodation on its first floor, sat next to a 1914 barn and a converted tower mill which dates back to 1839. The property is an idyllic setting in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The development has a lot of history; however, the local planners have granted permission for the existing cottage to be replaced. The property on the site required extensive and significant levels of refurbishment, therefore it was the sensible option to knock the existing cottage down and rebuild it. There was a lot of recovery work required on the site in order to make it habitable, with roadside hedges obscuring buildings and bramble covering the mill so thickly that the brick underneath was invisible.  

The clients Joe and Sandra Johnson designed the new house themselves with the support of Tim Linstead, architect from Anglia Design LLP. The property uses the latest technology such as an air source heat pump, photovoltaic solar panels and a heat recovery ventilation system. These features have led to the creation of a highly insulated and sustainable property.

Brookhurst Tiles have been crafted from the highest quality clay available, hand moulding and coal firing techniques. This traditional method of production offers the opportunity to create bespoke and delicate designs. Brookhurst have been able to create tiles that are a match for the tiles that have been reclaimed for the project.


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