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History

BMI Redland is a brand that has stood for roofing know-how and quality for nearly 100 years.

1919

Redhill Tile Company established. First concrete tiles produced in November.

1946

Company name changes to Redland Tiles Limited. Redland purchases the Moorhouse Brick and Concrete Tile Product Company.

1949

First single lap concrete tile launched - Redland 49.

1950

Redland 50 Double Roman is launched - The first variable headlap tile.

1954

Redland invest £6,000 in small German company headed by Rudolf Braas.

1955

Redland quoted on the London Stock Exchange.

1961

Rapid growth as Redland acquires or opens 7 new factories including the Grovebury Tile Works in Leighton Buzzard (later to be replaced as Vandyke), Burlescombe, Wigan, Shawell (Rugby) and Stirling.

1965

First Wind Tunnel opened in Horsham.

1969

Redland purchases a large holding in Australian company, Monier.

1970

UK's first Dry Verge system launched.

1976

Company name changes to Redland Roof Tiles Limited.

1978

REDIES computer estimating service launched and UK's first Dry Ridge system developed.

1983

The roofing industry's first Training Centre, in South Cerney, opened.

1984

Redland acquires Rosemary Brick and Tile Company. Rassau factory opened manufacturing the UK's first reconstituted interlocking slate - Cambrian.

1985

Cambrian Slate officially launched. First Dry Ventilated Ridge launched.

1990

The Training Centre expands at South Cerney. Dry Hip launched. New £2 million Wind Tunnel opened at Horsham by Michael Fish. Bedworth clay plant opened.

1991

Cambrian Slate wins Queens Award for Technological Achievement. Mini Stonewold launched. FixMaster, a computerised fixing specification service, is launched.

1992

Acquisition of Steetley Brick & Tile.

1994

SpecMaster NBS-based roof specification service launched. DesignMaster CAD package introduced.

1997

Redland acquired by Lafarge.

2003

Redland Roofing Systems changes its name to Lafarge Roofing.

2004

Launch of DuoPlain, an interlocking plain tile.

2005

Wakaflex Rapid Flashing, a lead free flashing, launched.

2007

Lafarge sells Lafarge Roofing to PAI Partners, maintaining a 35% stake in the business.

2008

Lafarge Roofing becomes Monier Ltd. 2008 sees the return of the respected Redland brand in the UK.

2009

Redland celebrates its 90th birthday.

2013

Rosemary celebrates its 175th birthday with the launch of Craftsman, a handcrafted clay plain tile.

2014

The Monier Group is renamed The Braas-Monier Building Group.

2015

Redland launches Innofix Clip

2016

Innofix Clip named 'Product of the Year' by Housebuilder and 'Product Innovation of the Year by Building

2017

Braas Monier Building Group acquired by Standard Industries, becoming part of BMI Group

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