The colour is aimed mainly at the North of England and Scotland where the market demand is strongest for dark grey tiles.
To achieve this shade the tiles are produced from a grey through-coloured concrete over which an acrylic paint finish is applied to all surfaces. The result is a much darker grey than can be achieved with pigmentation alone.
Grovebury and MockBond Mini Stonewold are particularly popular choices for new housebuilding where the combination of cost-effective concrete and the speed of installation that comes with an interlocking tile is always attractive. The classic double pantile shape of Grovebury gives a gentle flowing profile while MockBond Mini Stonewold provides the look of a small format slate that can be used on pitches as low as 17.5°.
Keeping the college on message
The roofing department at Leeds College of Building is now a NFRC centre of excellence as well as being the largest college of its kind in the UK. Chris Messenger, lecturer in roof slating and tiling, takes us through a typical day at the beginning of the teaching year.
Ford plans to get motoring
At 26, Matthew Ford has won one of the industry’s top awards, the BMI Apprentice of the Year 2019 in pitched roofing. So now what?
BMI delivers high aesthetic down by the waterside
Offering a 21st century modern material performance with the appearance of a weathered hand-made tile, the BMI Redland Heathland Autumn concrete plain tile - from BMI UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest manufacturer of flat and pitched roofing and waterproofing solutions - proved ideal for a planning-sensitive canal-side housing development just outside Oxford.