How to get in touch

Call us on 03705 601000
Email us at sales.redland@monier.com
or Click Here

Home / News / 2017 / Redland’s Fontenelle Provides The Finishing Touch At Finningley

Redland’s Fontenelle provides the finishing touch at Finningley

As the director of housebuilding company Mell Homes, Natalie O’Connor wanted something rather special when she built her own home, so she chose the Fontenelle Interlocking Clay Plain Tile, supplied by Redland, the UK's leading supplier of concrete roof tiles, clay tiles, roof slates, roofing product accessories and fittings.

 

“This is a one-off house for me and I intend staying in it for a long time and I knew I wanted a flat, neat profile and when I looked at all the tiles Fontenelle really stood out for me,” Natalie explains.  “I’m very pleased with the result.”

 

Roofing with Fontenelle tiles will also distinguish the four bed detached house from other houses that Mell Homes has constructed and is about to construct nearby, as the new house will be in the orchard that used to belong to her father, who started the family business 35 years ago.

 

All the company’s developments are within the region straddling the borders of South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and North Lincolnshire, where it employs BC Tiling as its roofing contractor. Director Neil Barron recalls: “I had seen Fontenelle when it was launched and thought it would be ideal for this project but I gave Natalie a number of samples to choose from, including Postel, DuoPlain and Cambrian.”

 

As well as its attractive appearance, Fontenelle is also a less expensive means of achieving a clay plain tile roof because being an interlocking tile means only 19.6 tiles are needed per square metre, compared to 60 for traditional clay plain tiles.

 

Launched to meet the increasing demand for clay plain tile appearance roofs, the Fontenelle tile is available in either Black, Red or Brindle and available in main tiles, Tile-and-a-Halves, Left Hand Verge Tiles and Left Hand Verge Tile-and-a-Halves.

 

The Tile-and-a-Halves are used in alternate courses with main tiles at right hand verges/abutments, while the Left Hand Verge Tiles and Left Hand Verge Tile-and-a-Halves are used in alternate courses at left hand verges/abutments.  Tile-and-a-Halves are also used for raking cuts at hips and valleys.

 

In common with all Redland roofing products, Fontenelle clay plain tiles were rigorously tested in the Group wind tunnel where they were subjected to high wind and driving rain to test the tiles’ performance in terms of weathertightness. These tests demonstrate that the tiles meet all the requirements of BS 5534: 2014 Code of practice for Slating and Tiling (including shingles) if installed in accordance with Redland fixing recommendations.  Find out more at www.redland.co.uk

 

LATEST NEWS

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.

BMI National Training Centre flattens Ceiran’s learning curve

The BMI National Training Centre welcomed an old friend, when roofer Ceiran Peel-Price attended one of the centre’s flat roofing courses. Ceiran is no stranger to the BMI National Training Centre – based in Gloucestershire – as he had been a finalist in the pitched roof category of the annual BMI Apprentice of the Year competition in both 2017 and 2018.

BMI’s apprentice competition demonstrates its commitment to roofing’s future

The search is on to find the sectors top apprentices in BMI UK & Ireland’s 2019 Apprentice of the Year competition. The two previous competitions were hailed a great success, unearthing some exciting roofing talent and, with this year’s competition open for entries, BMI looks back on the competition and the great things that have been achieved by past entrants.

Search the Redland website

Start typing below (4 character minimum