Roofing manufacturer Redland has added to its range of Great British Rosemary clay tiles.
The Craftsman tile, which is made at Redland’s Bedworth plant in the Midlands, has a fine orange-red sanding over its surface, which is complemented by random black patterning to imitate a weathered surface.
Redland has invested heavily in the Bedworth plant to create a bespoke production line which give the tile a heritage look, especially popular with specifiers in the south east.
Craftsman has a random textured surface and underside combined with textured and sanded sides and front edge. Other characteristics of the tile are its irregular front edge distortion and varying hanging length. All these features combine to accurately replicate the look of genuine handmade clay tiles. The Craftsman is being positioned against handmade tiles for residential developments
The launch coincides with the 175th anniversary of the first-ever Rosemary tile being sold on the UK market.
Redland sales director Andy Dennis, said: “We are very proud of our Rosemary clay range. It has been consistently in demand for the last 175 years and the new Craftsman launch reinforces the Rosemary brand as the premier clay tile in the UK.
The launch of the Craftsman very much represents this as the product boasts the look and style of a heritage tile yet the strength and reliability of a brand new one.”