FORTICRETE ROOFING PRODUCTS LTD

BOSS AVENUE
OFF GROVEBURY ROAD
LEIGHTON BUZZARD
BEDFORDSHIRE LU7 4SD

Tel: 01525 244900
Fax: 01525 850432

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Suppliers of: concrete roof tiles concrete slates Lightweight Slate roofing tile Low Pitch roof tiles stone slates

Forticrete Roofing Products is one of Britain’s leading innovators in the design and production of concrete and slate roof tiles. A company with the unique ability to create innovative products which not only replicate but actually improve on traditional materials.

Forticrete Roofing can also provide a full quantity take-off and fixing specification service.

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Main Product Ranges:

Centurion® Low Pitch Roof Tiles:

Innovative tiling design and the power of technology have been harnessed to create a low-pitch interlocking roof tile. It is capable of being laid to a rafter pitch of *10 degrees and provides a highly effective barrier against the elements.

Gemini® Interlocking Plain Tiles:

Gemini® are strong lightweight roof tiles which are designed to replicate the aesthetics of plain tiles. The tiles are suitable for pitches down to 22.5º for new or re-roof projects. Available in 10 colours.

Hardrow® Solos™ Roof Slates:

Hardrow® SolosTM Roof Slates offer virtually the same architectural properties as natural stone or slate tiles. Our concrete roof slates are extremely durable and mellow with age. They are made with slight dimensional differences and a degree of camber to enhance the product’s charm when laid.

Hardrow® Duets™ Roof Slates:

Hardrow® DuetsTM Roof Slates are suitable for use in regions where a natural stone slate appearance is required. Our concrete roof slates combine two subtle blends of colour on each tile to provide 10 regional effects.

Hardrow® Harmonies® Slate Roof Tiles:

Hardrow® Harmonies® slate roof tiles are a selected blend of mixed stone colours, each one unique to Hardrow® Slates. This enables you to simplify the specification process. Our through coloured concrete roof slates are available in a wide range of colours. Distinctive roofs can be achieved by blending 3, 4 or 5 different colours together.

Minislate® Roof Tiles:

Minislate® roof tiles are a cost effective alternative to natural roofing slates. A strong, lightweight interlocking concrete product.

Plain Hanging Tiles for Vertical Tiling:

Plain hanging tiles for vertical tiling which give a traditional appeal at an affordable cost.

Senator® Pantiles:

Senator® are smooth finish profile pantiles available in a range of five colours.

V2® Re-Roofing Tiles:

A strong interlocking tile ideally suited to re-roofing throughout the U.K. Supplies readily available from nationwide stockists in a choice of five colours.

Further technical information is available on the Forticrete Website or via the BPi download Library.

CLADDING TILES Clay .
CLADDING TILES Concrete .
CLADDING TILES Concrete Slates
DRY RIDGE SYSTEMS . .
EAVES Filler Combs .
GAS Ridge Terminals .
MEMBRANES Fabric Non-Woven .
PANTILES Concrete .
RIDGE Ventilating Terminals ..
RIDGE Ventilating Terminals Gas
RIDGE Ventilating Terminals Soil Vent Pipe
ROOF PANELS Metal Insulating .
ROOF PANELS Tile Effect .
ROOF TILE Panels Metal AluZinc
ROOF TILES Clay .
ROOF TILES Clay BS 5534
ROOF TILES Clay Coloured
ROOF TILES Clay Feature
ROOF TILES Clay Ornamental
ROOF TILES Clay Plain
ROOF TILES Clay Rustic Appearance
ROOF TILES Concrete .
ROOF TILES Concrete BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing Standard
ROOF TILES Concrete BRE Green Guide A+ Rating
ROOF TILES Concrete BS 5534
ROOF TILES Concrete BS EN 490
ROOF TILES Concrete BS EN 490:2011 Kitemarked
ROOF TILES Concrete Clay Tile Appearance
ROOF TILES Concrete Feature
ROOF TILES Concrete Handmade Appearance
ROOF TILES Concrete Interlocking
ROOF TILES Concrete Lightweight
ROOF TILES Concrete Low Pitch
ROOF TILES Concrete Plain
ROOF TILES Concrete Plain Double Cambered
ROOF TILES Concrete Refurbishment
ROOF TILES Concrete Riven Appearance
ROOF TILES Concrete Rustic Appearance
ROOF TILES Concrete Sandfaced
ROOF TILES Concrete Slate Appearance
ROOF TILES Concrete Slate Appearance Naturally Weathering
ROOF TILES Concrete Slate Appearance Weathered Effect
ROOF TILES Concrete Smooth
ROOF TILES Concrete Special Colours
ROOF TILES Concrete Through Colour
ROOF TILES Concrete Weathered Stone Appearance
ROOF TILES Dry Fix .
ROOF TILES Interlocking .
ROOF TILES Low Pitch .
ROOF TILES Monoridge .
ROOF TILES Pantiles .
ROOF TILES Plain .
ROOF TILES Ridge Tiles .
ROOF TILES Ridge Tiles Crested Ridge
ROOF TILES Ridge Tiles Finials
ROOF TILES Ridge Tiles Gas Flue
ROOF TILES Ridge Tiles Gas Flue BS 1289:1989 Part 2
ROOF TILES Ridge Tiles Ornamental
ROOF TILES Ridge Tiles Ventilating
ROOF TILES Slate Appearance .
ROOF TILES Slate Appearance Mock Joint
ROOF TILES Slate Appearance Thin Leading Edge
ROOF TILES Terminal Gas Ridge .
ROOF TILES Trough Valley .
ROOF TILES Ventilation Ventilating .
ROOF TILES Ventilation Ventilating BS 5534
ROOF TILES Ventilation Ventilating BS EN 490
ROOF TRIM Dry Hip Systems .
ROOF TRIM Dry Valley Systems .
ROOF TRIM Dry Verge Systems .
ROOF TRIM Dry Verge Systems BS EN 490 Kitemarked
ROOF TRIM Dry Verge Systems PVC-u
ROOF VENTILATORS Abutments .
ROOF VENTILATORS Dry Ridge .
ROOF VENTILATORS Dry Verge .
ROOF VENTILATORS Ridge Terminal .
ROOF VENTILATORS Tile Vents .
ROOF WINDOWS Low Pitch Roof Systems .
ROOFING MEMBRANES Pitched Roof Underlay Undertiling Underslating See Also ROOFING UNDERLAYS PITCHED ROOF MEMBRANES:
ROOFING SLATES . .
ROOFING SLATES BS 5534 .
ROOFING SLATES Concrete .
ROOFING SLATES Concrete BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing Standard
ROOFING SLATES Concrete BRE Green Guide A+ Rating
ROOFING SLATES Concrete BS 5534
ROOFING SLATES Concrete BS EN 490
ROOFING SLATES Concrete BS EN 490:1990 Kitemark
ROOFING SLATES Concrete Interlocking
ROOFING SLATES Concrete Large Format
ROOFING SLATES Concrete Lightweight
ROOFING SLATES Concrete Mixed Stone Blends
ROOFING SLATES Concrete Natural Appearance
ROOFING SLATES Concrete Ornamental
ROOFING SLATES Concrete Refurbishment
ROOFING SLATES Concrete Through Coloured
ROOFING SLATES Concrete Valley Purpose Made
ROOFING SLATES Concrete Vertical Cladding
ROOFING SLATES Concrete Weathered Appearance
ROOFING SLATES Reproduction Stone .
ROOFING SYSTEMS Dry Fix Systems .
ROOFING UNDERLAYS PITCHED ROOF MEMBRANES Undertile Undertiling Underslating .
ROOFLINE Eaves Vents .See Also EAVES VENTS:
ANCHORLITE Roof Slates
CENTURION Roof Tiles
CENTURION 10 Roof Tiles
CONCERTO Roof Slates
ECOSLATE PLUS Roof Slates
ECOTILE Roof Tiles
ECOTILE PLUS Roof Tiles
EUROPE TWIN TILE Tile Panel
FORTICRETE MINISLATE Concrete Slates
GEMINI Concrete Roof Tile
HARDROW SLATES Concrete Slates
HARDROW SLATES DUETS Concrete Slates & Roof Tiles
HARDROW SLATES HARMONIES Concrete Slates & Roof Tiles
HARDROW SLATES SOLOS Concrete Slates & Roof Tiles
HARMONIES Concrete Slates
HARMONY Roof Slates
LO-VENT Roof Tile
MELODY Roof Slates
MINISLATE Concrete Slates
OLD ENGLISH Clay Roof Tiles
OLD STONE Roof Slates
OVERTURE Roof Slates
PAN8 Concrete Roof Tiles
RIVENSLATE Concrete Slate
SENATOR Roof Tiles
SERENADE Roof Slates
SL8 Roofing Slates
SOLOS Concrete Slates
SONATA Roof Slates
SUNRISE BLEND Roof Slates
SYMPHONY Roof Slates
V2 Concrete Roof Tiles
VANGUARD (V2) Concrete Roof Tiles
WEATHERTIGHT Roof Underlay

Forticrete granted three UK patents for its innovative SL8® large format roof tiles

August 2019

Forticrete has been granted three UK patents for its innovative SL8® large format roof tile.

We have been granted patents which cover the camber of the tile, interlocking design and features and dry verge design. Specifically, the patent for our dry verge design includes the term concealed guttering as the tile channels water to the gutter.

Our SL8 roof tile was designed to meet the increasing demands of the roofing market. With just 8 tiles per square metre needed it provides greater coverage with approximately 20% less tiles required per roof. Additional benefits include its thin leading edge - which is up to 50% thinner than other large format tiles - which creates an impressive visual characteristic.

John Lambert, Managing Director of Forticrete, comments: “Forticrete has a long history of introducing innovative products which offer building efficiencies. Our SL8 roof tile is one of these and we are delighted to have achieved these design patents. In designing the SL8 tile, we listened to what our customers wanted; the result is an innovative roof tile that meets market demands. It reduces the number of tiles needed for a roof by up to 20%, meaning it is more cost efficient and tiles are easier to handle and lay. The aesthetics of SL8 are also much more appealing as its thin leading edge and dimensions go a long way to replicate real slate.

“Being awarded three UK patents means we have 20 years protection on our design and our customers can be assured they are using market leading products for the construction projects.”

For more information, please contact us.

Forticrete - The benefits of using SL8 roof tiles as a slate substitute

August 2019

Slate is a popular material for roofing with house owners due to its aesthetics and durability, but there are a whole host of reasons why Forticrete SL8® interlocking roof tiles make a desirable alternative.

There is no denying that a slate roof creates a beautiful and district finish to a home. It is also extremely durable and long lasting. However, on the flip side, it is also extremely expensive. A slate roof can be costly to purchase and install, but what if you could have similar aesthetics and qualities for a fraction of the cost? Here are the reasons why Forticrete SL8® roof tiles make an excellent substitute.

Impressive aesthetics

The SL8® roof tile has the visual characteristics of natural slate with benefits that no other interlocking tile can match. For instance, its innovative large format provides a more traditional slate appearance and its thin leading edge is up to 50% thinner than alternative large format tiles.

The tiles are available in red, sunrise blend, brown and grey which provides a range of aesthetic options depending on design and location.

Reduced costs

We have already established that slate is expensive, but this is not just because of the cost of the material itself. Slate tiles are also tricky to lay due to their weight and inconsistent nature, and therefore laying should ideally be done by a specialist. SL8® roof tiles are a cost effective alternative to slate as they are lower in cost and are also easier to lay due to their weight, consistency in form and the inclusion of two nail holes for better fixing flexibility.

However, SL8® roof tiles are not only a cost effective alternative to slate, they are also a cost effective alternative to other alternative slate products. This is because they have a superior coverage of just 8 tiles per square metre compared to 10 per m2 for most other brands. This 20% reduction in the number of tiles used means fewer tiles to handle and lay.

Less wastage

As slate is a homogeneous metamorphic rock, it is extremely durable and can potentially last hundreds of years However, it can also be extremely fragile due to its natural cleavage. For instance, a slate tile can be broken by a large branch landing on it or by footfall.

Although SL8® roof tiles are also vulnerable to impact, their high strength means fewer breakages and the packaging has been specifically designed to reduce damage and waste on-site.

Further tips for minimising the amount of wastage during laying can be found within the SL8 brochure.
Tech and support

As well as technical support, including full fixing specifications, Forticrete has a full range of roofing accessories available to use in conjunction with our roof tiles range including:

SL8® Vent Tiles
SL8® Mechanically Fixed Verge Components
Hip and ridge systems

For more information regarding our SL8® roof tiles download a brochure or contact us on 01525 244900.

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