Similar in appearance to Redland’s DuoPlain tile, Fontenelle is a red brindle clay tile. It is designed to give the appearance of a plain tile while benefitting from all the cost and time saving benefits of a contemporary interlocking tile. Fontenelle can be laid at lower pitches than traditional plain tiles, with a lower laid weight due to less tiles being required per sq metre.
Like DuoPlain, Fontenelle does not require clips to fix – steel nails or screws are the recommending fixing.
Fontenelle is expected to be an attractive proposition for new build housing. It will appeal to housebuilders who are looking to build plain tile appearance roofs at a minimal cost premium over a typical large interlocking tile, but where planning constraints demand the use of clay.
The best from the west
Having produced two consecutive highly-commended finalists in the BMI Redland and Icopal Apprentice of the Year competition, tutor Alan Lander of RoofTrain must be doing something right. RCI met up with him at his Exeter headquarters to find out more.
Building futures for veterans
Can former service personnel help plug the construction skills gap? Total Contractor met up with three finalists from the recent BMI Redland and Icopal Apprentice of the Year competition – all ex-armed forces – to find out.
A soldier’s story
RCI visited a school roof in Somerset to catch up with former serviceman Tom Thompson, Highly Commended in this year’s BMI Redland’s Apprentice of the Year competition.