MARLEY ETERNIT LTD

LICHFIELD ROAD
BRANSTON
BURTON ON TRENT
STAFFORDSHIRE DE14 3HD

Tel: 01283 722588
Fax: 01283 722219

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Suppliers of: fibre cement roofing sheets building boards roof concrete dry fix roofing system tiles roof slate roof trims claddings external weatherboard profiled roofing

Marley Eternit Range of Roofing & Facades

Marley Eternit is the UK’s leading manufacturer of clay, concrete and fibre cement roof tiles and slates, profiled sheet, Cedral Weatherboard and EQUITONE façade materials. We know roofing and facade specification can be complex and heavy going. That’s why we are on hand to offer practical, experienced support in a host of useful ways. From creating bespoke NBS or CAD details to answering questions on any aspect of your roofing or cladding project. Marley BIM Files are now available for downloading

We will deliver urgent samples where and when they’re needed and provide products that help you achieve an A+ rating. We’re always happy to take the weight off your shoulders. Because with ME it’s all about you. Call ME today on 01283 722588 or visit www.marleyeternit.co.uk/me

Roofing Tiles, Slates & Dry Fix Ventilation

Marley Eternit’s extensive range of tiles and slates, dry fix and ventilation systems, fittings and fixings has been successfully enhancing and protecting our roofs for over 100 years. From familiar regional styles to the radically modern, urban or rural, new build or refurbishment, Marley Eternit can offer a comprehensive selection of complete pitched roofing solutions. To find your perfect clay, concrete or fibre cement tiles or slates, use our online product selector.

Facades

Our EQUITONE architectural facade material has been used on many prestigious projects around the world. Made from fibre cement, EQUITONE has outstanding physical and aesthetic qualities. Cedral Weatherboard is an ideal low maintenance, wood effect, rot free alternative to traditional timer weatherboarding. We’ve recently introduced Cedral Click, the UK’s first fibre cement tongue and groove weatherboard product.

Profiled Sheeting

Marley Eternit is the only manufacturer of fibre cement within the UK. We have been producing profiled sheeting for over 90 years and offer a wide range of corrosion-resistant and low maintenance systems.

These files are provided by the manufacturer. While Building Products Index takes every care to ensure the information is correct and up to date, we cannot be held liable for any out of date or incorrect information in them. Please check with the supplier before specifying or purchasing products.

Agricultural Brochure July 2014
Fibre cement profiled sheeting

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Cedral Inspiration Traditional Timber Weatherboarding Brochure
MARLEY ETERNIT Linear Fibre Cement External Shiplap Cladding Panels

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Chailey Technical Data Sheet
CHAILEY HANDMADE CLAY PLAIN TILES

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Clay Plain Tiles
Marley Clay Plain tiles

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Dry Fix and Ventilation Systems
Marley Eternit Roofing Vents

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Edgemere Interlocking Slates
Marley Interlocking Concrete Slates

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Fibre Cement Slates
Marley Eternit fibre cement slates

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Fibre Cement Slates Fixing Guide
MARLEY ETERNIT Roofing Slates

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Marley Cedral Weatherboard Fixing Guide
Cedral Weatherboard

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Marley Choosing and Using Profiled Sheeting
Profiled Sheeting

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Marley Ecologic Tiles
Marley Eternit A roof tile that eats pollution

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Marley EQUITONE Brochure
MARLEY ETERNIT Rainscreen Cladding Panels Fibre cement decorative external cladding sheets

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Marley Roofing Product Catalogue
tiles and slates, dry fix and ventilation systems

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Marley Vertigo Fibre Cement Slates
fibre cement slates

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Maxima Clay Double Roman Interlocking
Clay interlocking double roman slates

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Melodie Clay Single Interlocking Pantile
Clay interlocking pantile

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Profiled Sheeting Design Guide Part One
fibre cement products,

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Profiled Sheeting Design Guide Part Two
fibre cement products,

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SlimVac Specification Guide
Marley Eternit High performance vacuum insulation panels

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ACOUSTIC PANELS Impact Resistant .
ARCHITECTURAL Claddings .
BARGEBOARDS Profiled Sheeting .
BOARDS Acoustic .
BOARDS Agricultural .
BOARDS Bacteria Resistant .
BOARDS Baseboard/Backing Board .
BOARDS Baseboard/Backing Board Tile Backer / Tile Substrate / Tile Baseboards /
BOARDS BRE Global Certificate Holders .
BOARDS Cement .
BOARDS Cement Bonded Particle Board .
BOARDS Damp Resistant .
BOARDS Dimensionally Stable .
BOARDS EWI External Wall Insulation Applications .
BOARDS Exterior External Applications .
BOARDS Exterior Sheathing .
BOARDS Fibre Cement .
BOARDS Fibre Cement EN 13501-1:2002 Class A2
BOARDS Fire Protection .
BOARDS Fire Resistant .
BOARDS Fire Retardant: Fibre Reinforced Cement
BOARDS Flame Retardant Boards
BOARDS Frost Proof .
BOARDS Heavy Duty .
BOARDS High Load Bearing .
BOARDS High Temperature Resistant .
BOARDS Impact Resistant .
BOARDS Insect Attack Resistant .
BOARDS Interior Fit-Out .
BOARDS Moisture Resistant .
BOARDS Mould Growth Resistant .
BOARDS Non-Combustible .
BOARDS Partition .
BOARDS Resistant to Temperature Extremes .
BOARDS Rodent Attack Resistant .
BOARDS Rot Resistant .
BOARDS Sheathing .
BOARDS Smooth Surface .
BOARDS Sound Absorbing .
BOARDS Structural .
BOARDS Termite Proof .
BOARDS Vermin Resistant .
BOARDS Water Resistant .
BOARDS Wetroom Applications .
BUILDING BOARDS See Also BOARDS: .
CLADDING FIXING SYSTEMS See Also CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS: .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Cladding Fixings Rainscreen Fasteners Fascia Panel Anchors Brackets
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Fibre Cement Facades .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Fibre Concrete Facades .
CLADDING TILES Clay .
CLADDING TILES Concrete .
CLADDING TILES Concrete/Acrylic .
CLADDING TILES Fibre Cement Slates .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Compressed Cement .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL DIBt CERTIFICATE HOLDERS Germany
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fibre Cement .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fibre Cement AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fibre Cement Anti-Graffiti Protection
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fibre Cement BRE Green Guide A+ Rating
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fibre Cement BS 13501-1:2002 A2
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fibre Cement BS EN 12467:2004 Category A Class 2
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fibre Cement BS EN 12467:2004 Category A Class 3
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fibre Cement BS EN 12467:2004 Category A Class 4
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fibre Cement Colour Coated
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fibre Cement Mineral Enamel Coated
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fibre Cement Paint Finish
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fibre Cement RAL Colours
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fibre Cement Stain Finish
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fibre Cement Textured Surface
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fibre Cement Through Coloured
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fibre Cement Timber Appearance
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fire Proof .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fire Resistant .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fire Retardant BS476 Class 0
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL GRP Natural Stone Aggregate Coating
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL HPL (High Pressure Laminate) .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL HPL (High Pressure Laminate) AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Planks Fibre Cement
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Profiled Sheets .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Profiled Sheets AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Profiled Sheets Coloured
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Profiled Sheets Corrugated
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Profiled Sheets Fibre Cement
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Profiled Sheets Fibre Cement AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Profiled Sheets Metal AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Profiled Sheets Troughed
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Rainscreen Systems .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Weatherboard .
CLADDINGS INTERNAL Heat Resistant .
CLADDINGS INTERNAL Industrial Acoustic
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS .
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS BS 476 Class 0 .
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Coloured .
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Fibre Cement .
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Fibre Cement AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Fibre Cement BRE Green Guide A+ Rating
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Fibre Cement BS EN 494:2004
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Fibre Cement EN 13501-1:2002 Class A2
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Fibre Cement Non-Fragile HSE Class C
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Fibre Cement Vapour Permeable
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Profile Types 'S' Liner Refurbishment
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Profile Types Asbestos Cement Replacement
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Profile Types Deep Profile/Major Tile Refurbishment
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Profile Types Double Six Refurbishment
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Profile Types Monad Refurbishment
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Profile Types Trafford Tile Refurbishment
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Profile Types Twin Twelve Refurbishment
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Translucent: .
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Translucent: ACR (M) 001: 2005
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Translucent: GRP
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Translucent: Polycarbonate
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Translucent: Rooflight Applications
DOWNPIPES . See Also RAINWATER PIPES:
DRY LINING Boards .
DRY RIDGE SYSTEMS AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS .
EAVES Filler Pieces .
EAVES Filler Pieces PVC-u
EAVES VENTS Bird Control .
FACADES Fibre Cement .
FACADES Fire Resistant .
FACADES Linear .
FIXINGS For Claddings .
FLUE Terminals Gas
GAS Ridge Terminals .
GUTTERS Fibre Cement .
GUTTERS PVC-u .
GUTTERS PVC-u High Capacity
GUTTERS PVC-u Square by Colour: Black
GUTTERS PVC-u Square by Colour: Brown
GUTTERS PVC-u Square by Colour: Grey
INFILL PANELS Fibre Cement .
INFILL PANELS Fire Resistant .
INFILL PANELS Internal .
INSULATION BOARDS Acoustic .
INSULATION BOARDS Cavity Wall See also CAVITY WALL: Insulation
INSULATION BOARDS Roofing Applications .
INSULATION BOARDS Roofing Applications Flat Roof
INSULATION BOARDS Roofing Applications Flat Roof Refurbishment
INSULATION BOARDS Roofing Applications Refurbishment Rafter Infill
INSULATION BOARDS Vacuum .
OVERCLADDING Systems .
PANELS Coloured .
PANELS Fibre Cement .
PANTILES Clay .
PANTILES Concrete .
PARTITION BOARDS . .
PARTITION BOARDS Educational Environments .
PARTITION BOARDS Fire Resistant .
PARTITION BOARDS High Strength .
PARTITION BOARDS Humidity Resistant .
PARTITION BOARDS Impact Resistant .
PARTITION BOARDS Severe Duty Applications .
PARTITION BOARDS Wet Areas .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Fibre Cement .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Overcladding .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Panels .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Panels Coloured
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Weatherboard .
RAINWATER PIPES Agricultural .
RAINWATER PIPES Commercial .
RAINWATER PIPES Fibre Cement .
RAINWATER PIPES PVC-u .
RAINWATER PIPES PVC-u Circular by Colour: Black
RAINWATER PIPES PVC-u Circular by Colour: Brown
RAINWATER PIPES PVC-u Circular by Colour: Grey
RAINWATER PIPES PVC-u Circular by Size: 110mm
RAINWATER PIPES PVC-u Circular by Size: 160mm
RAINWATER PIPES PVC-u Circular by Size: 82mm or 3.25"
RENDER Baseboards/Backer Boards/Carrier Boards .
RIDGE Trim System .
RIDGE Ventilating Terminals ..
RIDGE Ventilating Terminals AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
RIDGE Ventilating Terminals Gas
RIDGE Ventilating Terminals Soil Vent Pipe
ROOF Abutments Vent Strip .
ROOF Complete System .
ROOF Mechanical Vent Systems .
ROOF OVERSHEETING Corrugated .
ROOF TILE Clips .
ROOF TILE Fixings .
ROOF TILES AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS .
ROOF TILES Clay .
ROOF TILES Clay BRE Green Guide A+ Rating
ROOF TILES Clay BS 5534
ROOF TILES Clay BS EN 1304 Kitemarked
ROOF TILES Clay BS EN 1304:1998
ROOF TILES Clay Coloured
ROOF TILES Clay Double Camber
ROOF TILES Clay Feature
ROOF TILES Clay Flat Interlocking
ROOF TILES Clay Handmade
ROOF TILES Clay Interlocking
ROOF TILES Clay Large Format
ROOF TILES Clay Ornamental
ROOF TILES Clay Pantile
ROOF TILES Clay Peg
ROOF TILES Clay Plain
ROOF TILES Clay Sandfaced
ROOF TILES Clay Smoothfaced
ROOF TILES Clay Weathered Appearance
ROOF TILES Concrete .
ROOF TILES Concrete Acrylic Surfaced
ROOF TILES Concrete Anti-Pollution Coating
ROOF TILES Concrete BRE Green Guide A+ Rating
ROOF TILES Concrete BS 473/550:1990
ROOF TILES Concrete BS 5534
ROOF TILES Concrete BS EN 490:2011 Kitemarked
ROOF TILES Concrete Feature
ROOF TILES Concrete Granular Finish
ROOF TILES Concrete Handmade Appearance
ROOF TILES Concrete Interlocking
ROOF TILES Concrete Lightweight
ROOF TILES Concrete NOx Reducing Coating
ROOF TILES Concrete Pantile
ROOF TILES Concrete Plain
ROOF TILES Concrete Rustic Appearance
ROOF TILES Concrete Slate Appearance
ROOF TILES Concrete Slate Appearance Weathered Effect
ROOF TILES Concrete Smooth
ROOF TILES Concrete Special Colours
ROOF TILES Double Camber .
ROOF TILES Feature .
ROOF TILES Filler Units .
ROOF TILES Interlocking .
ROOF TILES Low Pitch .
ROOF TILES Monoridge .
ROOF TILES Pantiles .
ROOF TILES Plain .
ROOF TILES Pollutant Removal Coating Combined .
ROOF TILES Ridge .
ROOF TILES Ridge Gas Flue
ROOF TILES Terminal Gas Ridge .
ROOF TILES Trough Valley .
ROOF TILES Ventilation Ventilating .
ROOF TILES Ventilation Ventilating BS 5534
ROOF TRIM Cloaked Verge .
ROOF TRIM Dry Hip Systems .
ROOF TRIM Dry Hip Systems AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
ROOF TRIM Dry Ridge Systems .
ROOF TRIM Dry Ridge Systems AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
ROOF TRIM Dry Ridge Systems Concrete
ROOF TRIM Dry Ridge Systems Ventilated
ROOF TRIM Dry Valley Systems .
ROOF TRIM Dry Valley Systems AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
ROOF TRIM Dry Verge Systems .
ROOF TRIM Dry Verge Systems AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
ROOF TRIM Dry Verge Systems BS EN 490 Kitemarked
ROOF TRIM Dry Verge Systems PVC-u
ROOF TRIM For Slates .
ROOF TRIM Interlocking .
ROOF TRIM PVC-u .
ROOF TRIM Ridge Systems .
ROOF TRIM Slate Verge .
ROOF VALLEYS Troughs .
ROOF VALLEYS Troughs GRP .
ROOF VENTILATORS Abutments .
ROOF VENTILATORS AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS .
ROOF VENTILATORS Dry Ridge .
ROOF VENTILATORS Dry Verge .
ROOF VENTILATORS Eaves .
ROOF VENTILATORS Ridge Terminal .
ROOF VENTILATORS Tile .
ROOF VENTILATORS Vent Terminal .
ROOFING Dry Fix Systems .
ROOFING Dry Fix Systems AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
ROOFING ACCESSORIES AND FITTINGS See Also ROOF TRIM: .
ROOFING SHEETS Corrugated .
ROOFING SHEETS Profiled .
ROOFING SLATES . .
ROOFING SLATES BS 5534 .
ROOFING SLATES Concrete .
ROOFING SLATES Concrete BS 5534
ROOFING SLATES Concrete BS EN 490:1990 Kitemark
ROOFING SLATES Concrete Interlocking
ROOFING SLATES Concrete Lightweight
ROOFING SLATES Concrete Natural Appearance
ROOFING SLATES Concrete Polymer Modified
ROOFING SLATES Fibre Cement .
ROOFING SLATES Fibre Cement AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
ROOFING SLATES Fibre Cement BRE Green Guide A+ Rating
ROOFING SLATES Fibre Cement BS 5534
ROOFING SLATES Fibre Cement BS EN 492 2004
ROOFING SLATES Fibre Cement BS EN 492 Kitemarked
ROOFING SLATES Fibre Cement Hand Cut Appearance
ROOFING SLATES Fibre Cement Natural Slate Appearance
ROOFING SLATES Fibre Cement Riven
ROOFING SLATES Fibre Cement Through Coloured
ROOFING SLATES Polymer Modified Concrete .
ROOFING SLATES Reconstructed Slate .
ROOFING SLATES Reconstructed Slate AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
ROOFING SLATES Reconstructed Slate BRE Green Guide A+ Rating
ROOFING SLATES Reconstructed Slate BS 5534
ROOFING SLATES Reconstructed Slate BS EN 490 Kitemarked
ROOFING SLATES Reconstructed Slate Interlocking AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
ROOFING SLATES Reproduction Stone .
ROOFING SLATES Ventilator .
ROOFING SYSTEMS .
ROOFING SYSTEMS Metal .
ROOFLINE Eaves Vents .See Also EAVES VENTS:
ROOFSPACE Ventilation Tiles .
SOFFIT LININGS Liners .
SOLAR Energy Systems Domestic/Residential
SOLAR Roof Tiles .
SOLAR HEATING Collectors .
SOLAR PANELS Integrated Roof Installation .
SOLAR PANELS PV (Photovoltaic) Modules .
SOLAR PANELS PV (Photovoltaic) Modules FiT (Feed in Tariff)
SOLAR PANELS Roof Mounted Heat Collectors
TILE Backer Boards .
TILE Backing .
TILE Fittings and Accessories (Roof) .
WALL Claddings External .
WEATHERBOARD Shiplap Planks Textured Woodgrain
WEATHERBOARDS Fibre Cement AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
WEATHERBOARDS Fibre Cement Mineral Enamel Coated
WEATHERBOARDS Fibre Cement Through Coloured
WEATHERBOARDS Fibre Cement Timber Appearance
WEATHERBOARDS Fibre Cement Woodgrain Appearance
WEATHERBOARDS Fire Resistant .
WEATHERBOARDS Woodgrain Appearance .
WETROOM Wall Panels .
ACME DOUBLE CAMBER Clay Plain Roof Tiles
ACME SINGLE CAMBER Clay Plain Roof Tiles
ASHDOWNE Clay Plain Roof Tiles
ASHMORE Concrete Roof Tiles
BIRKDALE Fibre Cement Slates
CEDRAL Weatherboard
CEDRAL CLICK Weatherboard
CEDRAL WEATHERBOARD Cladding
DOUBLE ROMAN Concrete Roof Tiles
DRY FIX Dry Verge/Ridge Fixing System
DUO EDGEMERE Concrete Roof Slate
DUO MODERN Concrete Roof Tile
ECOLOGIC LUDLOW Interlocking Roof Tiles
EDGEMERE Roof Tiles
EQUITONE NATURAL Cladding
EQUITONE PICTURA Cladding
EQUITONE TECTIVA Cladding
EQUITONE TEXTURA Cladding
FARMSCAPE Profiled Sheeting
GARSDALE Fibre Cement Slates
HAWKINS Clay Roof Tiles
HIPFAST Dry Hip Systems
LUDLOW MAJOR Concrete Interlocking Roof Tiles
LUDLOW PLUS Concrete Roof Tiles
MAXIMA Clay Roof Tiles
MELBOURN Concrete Roof Tiles
MELODIE Clay Roof Tiles
MENDIP Pantile
MODERN Concrete Roof Tiles
PLAIN Concrete Roof Tiles
PROFILE 3 Profiled Sheeting
PROFILE 6 Profiled Sheeting
PROFILE 6R Profiled Sheeting
RIDGEFAST Dry Ridge Systems
RIVENDALE Fibre Cement Slates
SLIMVAC Vacuum Insulation Panels
SOLO-FIX Tile Fixing System
THRUTONE Fibre Cement Slates
UNIVERSAL Dry Fix Ventilating Ridge & Hip
UNIVERSAL Roofing Accessories
WESSEX Concrete Roof Tiles

Buildings can fight air pollution Marley Eternit Ecologic

May 2015

Buildings can fight air pollution Marley Eternit Ecologic

As the UK is warned by the Supreme Court that it must act to meet failing air pollution targets, Marley Eternit is urging the new Government to consider the use of photocatalytic technology on roads and buildings as part of its new air pollution plan.

The roofing and facades manufacturer suggests the UK could follow the lead of other countries such as Japan and the Netherlands by using the pollution absorbing technology to effectively ‘eat’ excess levels of nitrogen dioxide and nitric oxide (NOx) in the air.

Gavin White, product manager at Marley Eternit, explains: “The UK is in breach of its air pollution targets in 16 areas, mainly busy cities. The Government has been warned that it must reduce the amount of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) the UK produces and submit a plan outlining how it will do this by the end of 2015. The first area to address is clearly the polluter itself – mainly vehicles, particularly diesels. It is likely therefore that the Government plan will already include measures such as low emission zones, incentivising the use of cleaner technology in vehicles and reducing the amount of car journeys we make.

“However, if it only addresses the polluter, rather than the pollution itself, then the UK is missing a trick. A better option is to take a two pronged approach and also look to reduce the amount of pollution that is still being produced with the use of photocatalytic technology on our buildings and roads to absorb the toxic mix of NOx generated by road traffic exhaust fumes.

“It sounds incredulous but the technology exists right now to use photocatalytic coatings on roof tiles to ‘eat’ pollution from the air but we are the only manufacturer that does it. In fact, we launched our pollution eating roof tile, EcoLogic, back in 2007, which means not only is it readily available but it is also affordable and uses 50% recycled materials. It is already used by some local authorities on their housing stock to improve air quality in the local area.”

The external coating on Ecologic tiles contains titanium dioxide which speeds up the naturally occurring nitrogen cycle. The coating reacts with asthma-causing nitrogen oxides in the air to convert them to nitric acid, which is then neutralised to form calcium nitrate, a liquid fertiliser that is harmless to the environment (and, in fact, can even help to fertilise a garden). Tests show that the coating is expected to continue absorbing pollutants for around 25 years.

Gavin White continues: “Using typical data on pollution levels in urban areas, coupled with our laboratory test data, we estimate that over the lifespan of an average sized roof, the amount of NOx the tiles will remove could be equivalent to that emitted by a modern car covering over 100,000 miles. Indeed, we estimate that the tiles have already saved millions of miles in pollution since they were launched.”

The data from other applications of photocatalytic technology also backs this up. The technology is already used in cement on pavements in countries such as Japan, America and the Netherlands to cut pollution at the roadside. A study of busy roadways in the Netherlands found that photocatalytic concrete decreased NOx levels by 25% up to as much as 45% in ideal weather conditions.

Gavin White adds: “Using photocatalytic technology on just one roof has an impact on surrounding air pollution levels, but imagine the impact that thousands or millions of roofs could have. Why is there no grant or incentive for homeowners or developers to use technology on their roofs that can actually cut air pollution? In reality, vast amounts of NOx are being emitted into the atmosphere and although Ecologic tiles alone cannot eliminate this, they will make a positive difference to help reduce NOx levels. If the Government truly wants to make an impact on air pollution, it needs to make sure that its air pollution plan doesn’t solely focus on the polluter but instead does more to encourage the use of photocatalytic technology to reduce the pollution that is already in the air.”

Fibre cement slates - designed for today's world Birkdale flame grey

May 2015

Fibre cement slates - designed for today's world Birkdale flame grey

Marley Eternit’s fibre cement range has been further enhanced by the addition of new colours, including Flame Grey, to its Birkdale slates. Closely resembling natural slate, the Flame Grey slate can also be used at a lower minimum pitch and is part of the manufacturer’s focus on offering tailored products and solutions to provide more design flexibility to specifiers and contractors.

The new Flame Grey slate has a variegated colour to provide a similar aesthetic to natural slate, with a smooth surface and dressed edges to give a traditional look at a cost effective price. As with the rest of the Birkdale range, hook fixings are used to enable the new slate to be used down to a pitch of just 15 degrees.

It has also been designed to complement Marley Eternit’s Vertigo architectural facades system, which was launched last year. The new colour matches the Vertigo slates, so it can be used to create a seamless finish between the roof and facade, offering a solution for the growing specification trend of using fibre cement across the whole building envelope.

A Flame Brown colour option has also been added to the range, alongside the original Blue / Black and these also match the corresponding colour in the Vertigo range, providing aesthetic versatility.

Charlotte Hughes, product manager at Marley Eternit, explains: “We understand the need to offer the products and solutions to help specifiers and contractors designing and working on the cutting-edge projects of today. For this reason, we have focused on ensuring our Birkdale fibre cement range offers both flexibility of design, as it is able to be used at a lower minimum pitch, as well as striking and versatile aesthetics.

“BS 5534, the Code of Practice for Slating and Tiling, recommends an absolute minimum pitch of 20 degrees for a natural slate roof but there are many projects where a lower pitch is necessary and resistance to water becomes a concern. The new flame grey Birkdale is a very good alternative because it offers a similar aesthetic and can be used on most roof pitches, even as low as 15 degrees and specifiers and contractors can be very confident in its weather durability. As part of rigorous testing, the slates are subjected to wind tunnel testing for driving rain and deluge conditions, equivalent to a once in 50 year extreme weather event.”

Marley Eternit’s fibre cement range is supported by the latest tools and services for specifiers including BIM objects. It is also covered by an environmental product declaration (EPD) to enable the comparison of the environmental impact of the slates to other products to help make an informed choice.

Charlotte Hughes concludes: “The launch of our new Birkdale colours, together with the new Vertigo facades system we developed last year, is taking the design versatility of fibre cement slates to a different level and opening up new possibilities for creating imaginative and effective designs. Fibre cement is no longer just a cost effective alternative to natural slate but a material that offers more aesthetic and installation possibilities to designers, as well as helping them to meet increasing sustainability targets.”

As part of Marley Eternit’s fibre cement range, Birkdale offers industry leading sustainability credentials; including the ability to achieve the best environmental rating (A+) in the BRE Green Guide and BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing rating of ‘Very Good’.

Fibre cement also offers sustainability benefits throughout its whole life cycle, as it can be fully recycled at the end of its use. Waste fibre cement can be ground down and used to replace limestone and shale in clinker production, the essential ingredients for Portland cement.

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