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RCI May 2014

PITCHED ROOFING Iconic part to play Marley Eternit has played a part in transforming one of the most famous roofscapes in the UK. The new Coronation Street lot in Trafford has been built by ITV, working alongside Mace, as a direct replica of the original lot in the city centre, but on a larger scale to accommodate the demands of high definition TV. While many of the roof tiles on the terraced houses had to come from salvage to retain the authentic aged appearance, architectural consultants Jenkins Design Services specified Marley Eternit’s Modern concrete tiles to replicate the contemporary pyramid roof on the Underworld factory’s iconic brick tower. Bill Jenkins, from Jenkins Design Services, said: “Getting the right materials for the project was so important that we actually started sourcing them two to three years before Mace started the construction work. We diligently catalogued all of the building materials on the old set and sourced like for like replacements to make sure nearly every detail was the same. We specified the Marley Modern tiles for the Underworld building because they best replicated the original pyramid roof.” Simon Hall, project manager from Mace, added: “The replication element of the Coronation Street project was perhaps the most challenging aspect from a quality management and materials selection perspective. We were trying to recreate an old street, which is probably the most iconic in Britain, with both new and reclaimed materials. Gavin White, product manager at Marley Eternit, said: “Even though our tiles have only been used on a small part of the set, it still makes us proud to see our products on Coronation Street and to have been involved in such an iconic construction project. www.marleyeternit.co.uk 078 MAY 2014 RCIMAG.COM Zink Copper Stainless New colour option added to wide range Redland is adding a new blue colour to its DuoPlain range. DuoPlain, which Redland says is particularly popular with housebuilders, combines the proportions and look of traditional plain tiles with the convenience offered by a large format interlocking product. The new colour has a slate grey body with a dark blue acrylic coating applied to the top surface and edges, and is being introduced following the success of this colour in Redland’s Richmond 10 and Saxon 10 tile ranges. The company says that this past experience suggests that demand for DuoPlain Blue will have a wide geographic spread, with particular appeal in central and southern regions of England, as well as Scotland. DuoPlain is now available in seven colours, with the new Blue being a unique colour in the market for this style of tile. As with other DuoPlain products, the blue colour includes matching half round fittings for ridges and hips. DuoPlain was originally launched in four colours, Rustic Brown, Flame Red, Charcoal Grey and Rustic Red. Tuscan Red followed quickly and Rustic Black was launched two years ago. Redland says that it has found customers appreciate a wide choice of colours, ensuring that this versatile product can be used in any part of the country, following regional colour preferences where appropriate. www.redland.co.uk Eco-friendly lights Rooflights from Hambleside Danelaw have been installed on a new £100m manufacturing plant in Ashington that will be the heart of AkzoNobel’s UK Decorative Paints operations. The plant’s 796m2 roof consists of Tata Steel Trisomet composite panels with the rooflights manufactured to match, using high performance Triple Skin at 120mm depth. This included a 40mm Insulator honeycomb core and a Lo Carbon StepSafe external skin. The honeycomb core is made from sustainable material and reduces carbon emissions without decreasing light transmission, providing enhanced light diffusion. By maximising the use of natural daylight, the need for artificial light is reduced and energy costs are lowered. StepSafe products are manufactured from high-grade glass reinforced polyester that reduces the amount of resin required in production, resulting in a reduced embodied carbon element. Terry Minns of roofing contractors Hathaway said: “Hambleside Danelaw’s product was fully compliant with the specification from the architects. Everything went smoothly and we will definitely be using Hambleside Danelaw again in the future.” The company says it also received positive feedback from the site manager, who stated that any issues that arose were dealt with quickly and professionally. The new plant encompasses a filling and production hall and a containers inward building. It will halve AkzoNobel’s environmental impact in the North East, reducing energy consumption per litre of paint produced by 60%. This will be achieved by employing cutting-edge manufacturing technology and the latest in building design of which Hambleside Danelaw’s rooflights are a key component. www.hambleside-danelaw.co.uk The new Underworld factory complete with Marley Eternit Modern concrete tiles The AkzoNobel facility complete with Hamble side Danelaw rooflights The new addition to the DuoPlain range 01992 801927 www.almhm.co.uk


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