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.”
Returning St Joseph’s School to its former glory
Generations of school children have attended St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Willesden so when a fire destroyed its roof, it was a blow to both the current students and its community.
The roaring twenties - and 40's - sees BMI take shape
With BMI UK & Ireland’s iconic BMI Redland brand celebrating 100 years of concrete tile manufacture in the UK, making it the oldest concrete tile maker in the country; the company, ahead of its formal celebrations later in the year, continues to look back over its 180-year heritage.
BMI's training facilities claim academy status-12 09:59
BMI UK & Ireland has relaunched its National Training Centre as the BMI Academy. The UK’s first ever dedicated roof training centre, the BMI Academy – now a multi-site operation, with its hub in South Cerney, Gloucestershire – offers best-in-class training and comprises possibly the most comprehensive learning resource in the country. Not content with just being the UK’s first dedicated roof training centre, the BMI Academy looks forward to many more firsts as it aligns with the other training academies across BMI Group’s global operations.