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Theme: Roof coverings

Models of various roofing materials, which provides roofing possibilities for almost all types of constructions.

Cross Pan

Background information: Cross Pan is a type of ceramic tile that was used mainly before 1950. They were used at poor and middle class structures and buildings. An interesting detail is that cross-pans were placed in a stretcher bond while most modern tiles are just right below ea …

Dutch tiles

Background information: Dutch tiles, often referred to as "New Hollander", is a type of tile used mainly from 1960 onwards. They mainly occur in middle class structures and buildings. Thus, they are often seen at (row) houses but even on Electricity houses. Dutch tiles are widel …

Roofing of gravel

Background information: Roofing of gravel is only used on flat roofs. The gravel layer ensures that the layer of bitumen roofing is not drying out, so that the roof remains in good condition for a longer period of time. Flat roofs with a layer of gravel will be seen in plenty of …

Roofing felt

Background information: Roofing felt is frequently used on flat or very slightly sloping roofs. It is a relatively inexpensive way to make the roof watertight. Moreover roofing tiles are not suitable to make watertight flat roofs and bitumen roofing felt, therefore come into cons …

Thatched roofing

Background information: Reed was used well before 1900 as roofing. It is a natural material that often grows in moist areas. A thatched roof has the advantage that it used to be relatively cheap and, incidentally, also insulated relatively well. The material grew in many places t …