Concrete with the look of slate

Moray, a new range of Russell concrete roof tiles from Cemex UK, has the look and feel of natural slate, say the company, with the guaranteed long life expectancy of concrete at the lowest laid cost.

Concrete with the look of slate

Moray is a thin-edged tile, and uses 40% less material in the production compared with standard concrete tiles making it a greener option. As well as savings in materials, the more compact design gives ‘knock-on’ environmental benefits such as reduced packaging, reduced transport as up to 25% more tiles can be stacked on a pallet and it is easier to handle.

As an interlocking tile, there are also additional savings when fitting Moray over slate tiles. A slate tile is often double or triple lapped so more tiles per roof are required which means more tile costs, labour costs and complex fitting. Cemex estimate that the average roof requires 70% more slate tiles than Moray and takes twice as long to fit.

A fine ‘ribbon’ design imitates slate and the range is available in natural colours – black, grey and anthracite. Moray is a derivative of two existing Cemex premium ranges of Lothian and Galloway, all of them named after areas in Scotland, reflecting the location of the production plant at Lockerbie.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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