You may be forgiven for thinking that the Georgian architecture movement would have been restricted to England. After all, the period is named after our monarchs of that name.
In fact, the movement caught on across many countries, the desire to enjoy the aesthetic delights of Georgian architecture was so strong.
In towns, which expanded considerably during the Georgian period, landowners became property developers, and rows of identical terraced houses became the a common sight, particularly in the more fashionable parts of London. Even the wealthy were persuaded to live in these town houses, especially if provided with a square of garden in front of the house.
There was an huge amount of building in the period, all over the English speaking world, and the standards of construction were generally very high. Where they have not been demolished, large numbers of Georgian buildings have survived two centuries or more, and they still form large parts of the core of cities such as London, Edinburgh, Dublin, Newcastle upon Tyne and Bristol. Many of these large terraced buildings have had their roof tiles replaced at various times over the years, but those that have been re-tiled with alternatives, have mostly now been returned to their former glory with traditional Georgian style roof tiles.
The Georgian period saw the growth of a distinct and trained architectural profession; before the middle of the period, the architect was hired by anyone who could afford them. This contrasted with earlier styles, which were primarily disseminated among craftsmen through the direct experience of the apprenticeship system. But most buildings were still designed by builders and landlords together, and the wide spread of Georgian architecture, and the Georgian styles of design more generally, came from dissemination through pattern books and inexpensive suites of engravings.
The Georgian design soon took off in other countries and can be clearly seen in the housing designs in Canada and the United States from the 19th century down to the 1950s, using pattern books drawn up by professional architects that were distributed by lumber companies and hardware stores to contractors and homebuilders.
From the middle of the eighteenth century, Georgian styles were assimilated into an architectural norm that became part and parcel of the training of every architect, designer, builder, carpenter, mason and plasterer, regardless of where they were from.
Heritage Clay Tiles Ltd have kept the traditions and visions of these early architects alive by manufacturing and supplying the very highest quality handmade Georgian roof tiles for the modern builder to use and the homeowner of today to enjoy.
If you have ever wondered what type of clay roof tiles would be suitable for your London property, look no further than our Classic Range.
Many modern roof tiles lack the requisite character you want for the age of many buildings situated in the London area. Heritage Clay Tiles Ltd have the perfect solution with their Classic Range of clay roof tiles.
Our Classic range of plain tiles is one of the very finest ranges of clay roof tiles available on the market today. Heritage Clay Tiles Ltd source only the best raw clay materials for our skilled craftsmen to create beautifully hand formed clay tiles of the highest quality and durability. We closely monitor the manufacturing process and ensure the factory meets our high standards before a single tile is allowed out to our customers.
Our Classic Range of clay roof tiles are suitable for all new build and renovation projects. They are particularly sought after for period properties in and around the London area.
With the Edwardian, Victorian and Georgian clay roof tiles in our Classic Range, you can rest assured that any build in the London area will be perfectly catered for.
So with a seemingly endless supply of properties from the above eras in and around London, Heritage Clay Tiles Ltd will be able to help you to choose the perfect clay roof tile for your latest building or roofing project.
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