Concrete roof tiles from Wienerberger’s premium concrete range were selected by WDH to give a new lease of life to one of their social housing developments in Featherstone, West Yorkshire. Sandtoft concrete roof tiles provide an unmatched level of quality and consistency, stronger long lasting colors and a rich aesthetic appeal, making them ideal for social housing projects.
Working closely with WDH’s Investments and Improvements team, Wienerberger supplied 2000m² of concrete roof tiles for their 12 week refurbishment programme. The housing association’s team of in-house contractors carried out full roof replacements for 16 bungalows on Priordale Road, whilst another 68 houses received remedial work to their insulation, eaves, fascias and soffits.
Craig Smith, Senior Project Officer at WDH, commented, “By using Sandtoft products, our team of fitters were able to finish the roofs with an impressive quality of workmanship which our tenants are delighted with. This project is part of our Capital Investment Programme which aims to create better living environments for residents by improving the appearance of our estates. These key roof renovations will also extend the life cycle of these properties and reduce the need for future repairs and maintenance.”
WDH selected Double Pantiles for the bungalows’ pitched roofing and Plain Tiles for the vertical façade tiling, both in the Rustic colour for an authentic aged look. These tiles were chosen as they complied with building regulations and were previously used on another WDH project located in close proximity to Priordale Road, bringing a sense of cohesion to the area.
Ideal for creating visually appealing flowing lines on rooftops, the Sandtoft interlocking double pantile is one of the most popular and economical roof coverings available, balancing cost effectiveness with the highest performance standards. Wienerberger’s Koraflex lead replacement flashing solution product was also used on this project.
Wienerberger provides housing associations with an extensive range of products covering the entire building envelope, along with services designed to support the implementation of housing repair, maintenance and improvement projects.
A key element of Wienerberger’s technical support service that appealed to WDH was the RoofSpec® online tool. RoofSpec® generates a comprehensive set of specification clauses that ensures a roof is designed and installed to latest standards and guidelines. By following these guidelines, the Priordale Road project was given a 15 year RoofSpec® guarantee.