In the last year, the Fenland Pantile has become a favourite of the volume builders and has been used as the tile of choice on hundreds of homes across the Norfolk and Suffolk regions. The tile’s popularity has also stretched far beyond the East Anglia heartlands of the pantile to as far afield as Cornwall where it is being used in a large development of 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes.
The tile was initially brought into production as a replacement for the Norfolk Pantile due to its improved aesthetics. With its classic single pantile shape in the updated concrete format, the Fenland Pantile offers weather-tight performance in all conditions. During its creation, Redland’s technical team took the opportunity to make some important improvements by introducing a significantly thinner leading edge.
Fenland Pantiles are currently available in a range of seven colours, the most recent of which is a Black colour which was in response to the very specific requirements of East Anglia.
Bolton takes aim at top prize
Full classrooms, new ways of working and the return of a motivating competition. Luke O’Gorman, roofing tutor at Bolton College, is looking forward to a year free from Covid-related restrictions and the chance for his students to win a top industry award.
Training in the time of Covid
As building colleges take in the latest crop of apprentices Total Contractor catches up with David Mallory, Roofing Lecturer at Leeds College of Building. Now that Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted, he welcomes students back to the classroom and the return of the BMI Apprentice of the Year Competition.
A Knight on the tiles
Since featuring on our very first front cover, Tom Knight – Highly Commended in the BMI Apprentice of the Year 2017 – has continued to have great success in his roofing career. . Total Contractor met up with him on site near Truro for a chat.