The project involved the development of six luxury homes using Redland’s Rosemary Clay Craftsman roof tiles. Kirkby Homes specified the Craftsman tile because of its ability to blend in with the traditional houses in the surrounding area whilst still being hardwearing and long lasting. The land that the houses are built on used to hold a printer factory and several other disused building that had fallen into disrepair, the area was in desperate need of redevelopment.
Fran Lasenby of Kirkby homes said: “Retaining the town’s identity was a major concern amongst the locals when it came to planning permission. The Rosemary Clay Craftsman was selected because it looks like a handmade tile and has the rustic quality the town’s residents wanted to reflect. The end result was exactly what we wanted and all six of the houses were sold very quickly.”
The Craftsman tile is the latest addition to the Rosemary clay range which has been used on roofs across the country for over 175 years, making it the “go to tile” if you want to maintain the heritage look often found in small towns. Due to the unique manufacturing process, the tile possesses a traditional look with all the benefits of a new tile.
Patrick Norris from Myona Roofing, the contractor responsible for roofing all six of the properties stated: “We have used Redland tiles on many projects over the years, the wide range of styles means that there is one to suit every job. They are easy to use and a pleasure to work with.”
BMI reveals roofing’s top 20 for the Apprentice of the Year final
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Winners and contenders alike praise the BMI Apprentice of the Year competition
Each year, the BMI Apprentice of the Year competition helps apprentices on their journey to build their future career – by helping them with better business understanding, stronger communication skills and improved confidence. These are just some of the benefits that past winners and finalists of the BMI Apprentice of the Year competition have received and, as entries for the 2019 competition continue to arrive, some of past finalists have been reflecting upon the experience and what it taught them.