The distinctive heritage look is achieved through coating the top surface and leading edge of the tile with a clear acrylic coating and fine granules during the manufacturing process. This is the first colour in the Fenland Pantile range to have a sanded finish and is particularly suited to the private refurb, maintenance and home improvement market across the UK.
Half and Third Round fittings for ridges, monoridges and hips along with a ThruVent and Ridge Vent, have also been launched to accompany the new tile.
The classic single pantile shape combined with the modern interlocking concrete format of the Fenland Pantile range guarantees robust, weathertight performance in all conditions. The range is a natural successor to the distinctive single clay pantiles that characterise so much of the south-west and eastern parts of England.
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.