The Rustic Red tile comprises a through-coloured dark red concrete body to which a random black streaking is applied to give the rustic farmhouse look. To enhance the intensity of the colours the tile is then finished with a clear acrylic coating across all surfaces and edges.
While these tiles will be available nationwide, it is anticipated that demand will be strongest in the South East of England where a tradition of using clay tiles has developed into a marked preference for weathered red colours. Rustic Red was first introduced as a colour option for Redland 49 and Plain Tiles some 20 years ago and has since grown to be one of the best selling colours for both these tiles.
Grovebury and Double Roman are both hugely popular Redland profiled tiles with Grovebury being an example of a classic, flowing double pantile and Double Roman providing a combination of subtle pans with gentle rolls. Both are favoured choices for new housebuilding as the interlocking design gives great speed of installation.
BMI reveals roofing’s top 20 for the Apprentice of the Year final
Twenty of the country’s best roofing apprentices are gearing up for the two-day final that will see two of them awarded the prestigious title of either pitched or flat roofing BMI Apprentice of the Year 2019. Success in the competition identifies an apprentice as a stand-out individual and as someone with a bright future in the sector. Previous finalists have gone on to win multiple other awards, founded their own businesses or represented the industry and recruited new entrants as Construction Ambassadors with the CITB.
A PIECE OF HOME DELIVERED BY BMI REDLAND CAMBRIAN SLATE FOR PIONEERING HOSPICE
A first in the UK for its innovative use of reconstituted slate in a modern interlocking roofing material, the BMI Redland Cambrian Slate combines great traditional looks with great durability and cost-effectiveness; and so provided an ideal solution for roofing Butterfly House, an important and sensitively-designed £4.8 million hospice in High Wycombe.
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.