Premium terracotta shingle roof tiles from Boral Roofing were used to provide the look and feel of an exclusive five star boutique hotel at Padman Health Care’s new $20-million luxury residential care facility, The Empress.

Designed by Kirkbride Boyce Architects, the Adelaide facility spans 6500 square metres and features 86 beds, extensive recreational facilities and a dedicated GP surgery, low and high-care rooms and specialist memory support unit. The project used over 2,200 square metres of roof tiles, which included barge caps, finials and valley gutters.

Viv Padman, Executive Director of Padman Health, who oversaw The Empress’ design explains that Padman Health Care prides itself on providing a luxurious home experience for its residents; the choice of materials and colour was therefore important in creating an inviting and caring environment.

The tile colour Feldspar complemented the charcoal and navy accents that feature across the facility’s interior and exterior, and met Padman Health’s desire for a classic elegance for The Empress.

The simple flat shape of the Boral terracotta shingle roof tiles also creates clean, uncomplicated lines to complement the neat appearance of the facility’s exterior.

Terracotta shingle tiles offer an ideal roofing solution for those seeking design flexibility and lasting colour. Available in a range of colours to offset the tiles’ natural earthy composition, terracotta shingle roof tiles feature premium colour fast properties. The excellent colour performance is achieved during the firing process at temperatures of 1100°C and provides a finished tile resistant to harsh UV exposure and pollutants.

Boral terracotta roof tiles come with a 50-year warranty and are virtually maintenance-free, offering a durable roofing solution for facilities such as The Empress.