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RCI July 2017

PITCHED ROOFING Zink Copper Stainless 01992 801927 www.almhm.co.uk Hand-made tiles complete Scandia-hus Slate manufacturer celebrates birthday Nearly fifty thousand Brookhurst handmade plain clay roofing tiles adorn and protect a stylish Scandia- Hus residence in West Sussex. Brookhurst tiles are made from the highest quality clay material and meet the highest technical standards and are fully compliant with BSEN 538 and 539 test standards for strength, durability and weather protection. Scandia-Hus homes are timber frame, high quality energy efficient buildings that meet the Code for Sustainable Homes’ highest standards using the latest Swedish build technology. Having previously used Brookhurst tiles on a number of properties, Scandia-Hus says it was confident in this selection. Storm Roofing was appointed specialist contractor and is also a regular installer of Brookhurst tiles. Ray Bunker, managing director, said: “Brookhurst tiles are very good to work with. The profiles are very accurate so it is easy to get a high standard of bond. This clay is superb and gives us good cutting strength where needed. I have been using Brookhurst products for some years now and we have never had to return to a job.” As experienced self-builders, Richard and Jo Collings had high standards for their final project – a four-bedroom energy efficient house in rural Warwickshire – so they chose the Albury tile from the Rosemary Clay Craftsman range developed by Redland. Mrs Collings said: “We’re in a conservation area, so we had to be car eful what we chos e, and we really liked the look of these tiles. We’ve had a lot of compliments and the The artisan skills of Brookhurst production has also founded a vast inventory of bespoke designs, intricate and unique shapes and varied components with refined colour matches essential where extensive renovation is undertaken with conservation regulations in place. Brookhurst tiles reflect the elegance of tradition coupled with the highest technical standards, exceeding frost test standards to offer well over 100 years of protection, supreme flexural strength test standards and advanced permeability testing to provide a waterproof home with a 30 year manufacturing guarantee. www.sahtas.co.uk 092 JULY 2017 RCIMAG.COM planners were happy as they st ipulated that it should be ‘of a pleasing design’ and ‘not jar’.” The planners at Stratford District Council were concerned not simply because the house was in a conservation area, but also because it would be ne xt to a hist oric church, parts of which date back to Norman times. Mrs Collings added: “We reckoned it would take two years in all; a year to get planning and a year to build. We It has been 125 years since the founders of CUPA PIZARRAS extracted the first slate from the Solana de Forcadas quarry in northern Spain. The company says that this significant milestone is unrivalled by competitors in the slate industry and reinforces the company’s position in the market. Still producing the CUPA 3 tile today, the quarry is reportedly the oldest in operation worldwide and has set the way for an evolving and continually successful slate trade. The company says that with such a long history behind the brand, the reputation of its quarries is confirmed and is further supported by dated declarations of performance and international certificates for every product. Plus, the CUPA PIZARRAS name is protected throughout the production process, rather than sold under white labels, which it says showcases the reliability and quality of the range and cannot be said about other producers. It is said that slate has been the optimum roofing material in construction projects for hundreds of years, due to its versatility and were right overall but it took 14 months to get the planning permission.” The new home replaces a 1960s bungalow and its roof now complements reroofed that of the recently church. Mr and Mrs Collings are experienced in running construction projects, having previously built their own factory unit and refurbished a historic cottage, and so designed the house themselves, using a local surveyor, Paul Upfield, to draw up the plans to gain planning permission. Among the eco-friendly features is a heat recovery system in the roof that extracts heat from outgoing air to heat incoming fresh air and a ground source heat pump that draws heat from 85 metres below ground. The Albury tile is one of three tiles in the Rosemary Clay Craftsman range and, in common with the Hawkhurst tile, has a fine orange-red sanding over the surface and random black patterning to recreate a weathered look. The company says the latest addition to the range, Victorian, has a darker and grittier texture to give roofs a greater depth of texture and character. All three tiles are versatile and can be laid on a variety of roof configurations, as there is a full range of compatible fittings and accessories. Combining the look and feel of an age d h and made til e with 21st century perfor mance, the Ro semary Clay Craftsman range has textured surfaces, irregul ar dist ortions to the front edge and varyi ng h anging length s. According to Redland, its engineers have subjected the tile to driving winds and high rains in the Group’s wind tunnel in a set of rigorous tests to ensure that it meets or exceeds current standards. www.redland.co.uk Redland Craftsman Albury crowns eco-home with period twist durability. To demonstrate its confidence in the strength of this material, CUPA PIZARRAS says that it offers a unique traceability guarantee and 100-year warranty. Since its inception in 1892, CUPA PIZARRAS has sought to establish itself as an expert in slate production, committed to researching and developing new techniques to provide high quality products and services for all its clients. For example, 150,000 tons of slate is imported in the UK per year and in the past five years, CUPA PIZARRAS reports that it has grown its market share from one fifth to one third. This, reportedly, equates to CUPA PIZARRAS being installed on 60 roofs per day in the UK. www.cupapizarras.com The soft sand granulation on the surface allows the tiles to weather and mellow rapidly; this aging gives the impact of a matured roof in a very short time. The Collings chose the Albury tile from Redland’s Rosemary Clay Craftsman range


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