Forticrete has invested nearly £8 million to expand capacity at its Leighton Buzzard factory, increasing the volume and quality of concrete roofing materials for the growing UK housebuilding sector.
Supporting UK housebuilders as they kick-start an upturn in activity, the company’s bespoke new tile line has been purpose-built to produce two brand new large format tiles, the SL8 and PAN8.
The innovative design of both tiles provide greater coverage than existing large format products; requiring just 8 tiles sqm compared with around 10 sqm required with many alternatives. With approximately 20% less tiles required per roof, the tiles are quicker and easier to lay, handle and transport. With less product required, the potential for damage on site and waste in the manufacturing process is also reduced, meaning cost and time savings; both critical to supporting the Government’s aspiration to ‘get Britain building’.