Fibreglass Roof Tiles for Mansfield Metal Box Company Clock Tower
When the copper tiles on Mansfield's famous Clock Tower which was once part of the Metal Box Company factory were ripped off and stolen it was a sad day for such an iconic structure.
It was decided the way forward was for Matthew Watson and his son Frazer to use their considerable skill and experience in fibreglass pattern making and roofing work in order to restore the clock tower to its former glory and to take away the risk of further metal theft by replacing the old copper tiles with identical looking bespoke fibreglass tiles.
Having made a range of wooden patterns for the tiles to give them an aged effect the fibreglass tiles were produced in the Flat Roofs Manchester workshops. The workshops have seen a range of GRP products being made over the years from car and truck bodywork through to dovecots and dormers.
Once the new GRP tiles where made it was time to safely access the Dome at the top of the tower and start work. Matthew was amazed that the thieves had climbed the tower and ripped off the old copper tiles. " It's a long way up and space is very restricted. As experienced roofing contractors, we had to carefully plan how to access the tower and work safely as we installed our new GRP tiles. The thieves had risked their lives as well as spoiling an historic landmark. We are very proud of the tiles we made and of the installation which has restored the towers dome to its former glory."
We love to be involved in one-off jobs which combine design, artistry, pattern making and production. We have all of these skills in the locker having designed and made everything from Victorian fountains to the Footwork Formula 1 car body work.
For a free quote and advice contact us today