Specifying in this way using exclusively Redland products means completed roofs benefit from the company’s 15 year guarantee.
This is one of a number of projects Redland has worked on with main contractor Apollo. Peter Beckensall, The Apollo Group, said: “Redland is able to provide us with a totally reliable specification service and the expertise behind that is what we are looking for. In this case, the fact that Redland was able to provide that service to a very tight timeframe was a significant help.”
The £1.8million Grove Park project was carried out as part of an upgrade to L&Q Group’s housing stock and comprises more than 80 homes and 22 blocks of flats.
Redland Double Roman 50, Duo Plain and Cambrian tiles were selected for the homes, being a good match for the style of the existing 1930s terraced houses. Redland Duo Plain tiles were also used on the flats to keep the appearance consistent.
Both the homes and flats make use of Redland’s dry fix systems. As new tiles were fixed to existing timbers, a reduction in the weight these timbers had to bear was an important consideration. Using dry fix helped meet this need, being significantly lighter than wet mortar, whilst also providing long term performance benefits popular with local authority projects and Registered Social Landlords.