New tile gives slate-look on a budget

Housing Mon, Feb 4, 2019 2:48 PM

Following significant increase in demand for cost-effective alternatives to natural slate, Marley has further enhanced its slate offering by introducing a fourth colour to the popular Edgemere range.

The new Anthracite colour has been developed to provide a closer aesthetic match to natural slate and offers an affordable way to comply with planning requirements.

Daniel Redfern, product manager at Marley, explains: “There is growing demand for thin leading edge concrete interlocking slates, so this new finish for Edgemere provides greater choice within this popular range.

"Strict planning stipulations often determine product selection and we are confident the introduction of this attractive tile colour, which further mimics the appearance of natural slate, will result in an increased specification of Edgemere in areas where slate has historically been used.”

The new Anthracite colour option joins the existing range of Old English Dark Red, Smooth Brown and the most popular colour, Smooth Grey, which has seen strong growth due to the aesthetic trend towards slate-look roofs for new homes.

The slate-like appearance of Edgemere is further enhanced by its thin leading edge and the broken-bond laying technique. At only 18mm thick and sleek in appearance, the slates can be viewed as an affordable alternative to natural slate, or a cost effective upgrade from standard concrete interlocking tiles.

Daniel adds: “Edgemere has the ability to perform at pitches as low as 17.5°, which gives it the versatility to be used on a wide range of roof types. Increasingly people are prepared to pay a small cost uplift to get a premium roof finish and Edgemere offers a surprisingly affordable upgrade from standard interlocking tiles, with a high coverage rate of just 9.7 slates per square metre. Up to 40% thinner and lighter in weight, it provides a slate like appearance on a tile budget.”

The Edgemere range also delivers outstanding environmental benefits, with an A+ rating in the BRE’s ‘Green Guide to Specification’, BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing certification and, extra credits are available for the use of Edgemere on projects being built to the Home Quality Mark or BREEAM.

A wide range of fittings and accessories are available to complement the entire Edgemere range.

In association with Marley Eternit Roofing


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