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Zink 01992 801927 www.almhm.co.uk PITCHED ROOFING We offer "Sterreberg", "Courtrai", "Pottleberg", Double & Single Roman profiles, in glazed and unglazed finishes Tiles shown are not to scale RCIMAG.COM DECEMBER 2017 093 Copper Stainless Aggregate Industries’ Building Products team has helped to restore the roof of a historic hall, in Rutland, to its former glory, after supplying 700m² of its Bradstone Cotswold roofing tiles to the project. Located in the village of Langham, Ranksborough Hall is a large grand house that was built in 1893 for Lord Ranksborough, who was then equerry to Queen Victoria. These days, the hall and its surrounding 50 acres of parkland are home to many exclusive residential and holiday homes, as well as a sited touring park. Aggregate Industries was brought on board by Rutland Roofing, appointed contractors on the job. The hall originally had Collyweston stone slate on the roof, which needed to be replaced, but the managers required a new product that would resemble a similar colour and effect. Aggregate Industries’ Bradstone Cotswold roofing tiles did just that. Having used the Bradstone Cotswold tiles previously when a small section of the roof was rebuilt, the client came back to Aggregate Industries. In total, the project took around six months to complete as the roof was replaced in sections, with the tilers working their way around the roof. As a heritage building, built over a century ago, it naturally presented challenges to the team working on it. For Aggregate Industries, when measuring the roof, only parts could be accessed via the main house. Therefore, scaffolding had to be erected to complete the job. Also, with such a unique property, the roof was not a standard shape, meaning the team had to deal with lots of different and sometimes awkward angles. Jeremy Lee, sales director for Aggregate Industries’ Building Products division, said: “Due to the heritage of this building, aesthetics were critical to ensure new tiles mimicked the existing ones. Bradstone Cotswold roofing slates were a logical choice due to their ready availability, excellent resemblance to the in-place natural stone slates, and high recycled material content.” Viv Sweet, managing director at Rutland Roofing, commented: “This was an interesting, but challenging job. The nature and size of the roof at Ranksborough Hall meant we needed a roofing supplier who was flexible and Aggregate Industries was just that. They made our life easier by allowing us to order the tiles in phases, as and when we completed a section of the roof and moved on to the next. We look forward to working with them again in the future.” Aggregate Industries’ Bradstone Cotswold roofing tiles are available in a range of sizes to be laid to a traditional diminishing course. They are a highly acceptable reconstructed stone alternative to natural stone slates. Supplied in a full, but rationalised range of diminishing lengths, and random widths, for an authentic appearance. Thanks to the ease of laying and availability, customers can reportedly benefit from a reduction in time and costs often associated with secondhand material. www.aggregate.com Aggregate Industries’ roofing hits the high ranks at historic hall The new Bradstone Cotswold roofing tiles in situ at Ranksborough Hall The most comprehensive digital website containing all the latest news, views and technical information from within our industry. Visit www.rcimag.co.uk • Over 12,000 page views per month • Latest industry news • Blogs • Jobs • Latest product news • Technical articles VARIOUS ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE! Part of the Unity Media group of publications 01732 748059 www.rcimag.co.uk www.unity-media.com Glazed Clay Roof Tiles to match existing or in ANY COLOUR of your choice Smithbrook Building Products Ltd PO Box 2133, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 9BD Tel: 01273 573811 Fax: 01273 689021 Email: info@smithbrookproducts.com www.smithbrookproducts.com


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