The BMI Redland Mini Stonewold Slate in grey has been used on the roof of a new facility for elderly and vulnerable members of the community in the Orkney Islands, where winds regularly top 130mph. Hamnavoe House is a single-storey property, to reduce its profile against high winds; the combination of flat and pitched roofs was designed to minimise gable heights and match local vernacular styles as well as the ability to withstand extreme weather conditions.
The Mini Stonewold range has interlocking edges to simplify installation and can be laid at pitches as low as 17.5° in both new build and refurbishment projects. The tile’s robust performance reflects the company’s extensive testing regime which includes a wind tunnel that uses different combinations of high wind and driving rain to determine the tile performance in terms of wind loading and weather tightness.
Seven colours are available: Black, Breckland brown, Charcoal grey, Farmhouse Red, Slate grey, Terracotta and Tudor brown. As with all of BMI Redland’s slate range, the Mini Stonewold is fully compatible with a range of dry-fix fittings.