Kōrero: Building materials

Marseilles tiles

Marseilles tiles

Marseilles tiles were introduced to New Zealand in about 1901. The vivid terracotta colour contrasted with the red oxide paint of corrugated iron roofs and the grey of slate roofs. Marseilles tiles were especially popular for English-style houses.

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Photograph by Carl Walrond

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jeremy Salmond, 'Building materials - Roofing and glazing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/25125/marseilles-tiles (accessed 9 April 2020)

He kōrero nā Jeremy Salmond, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010