Russells’ investment promises concrete solutions

Russell Roof Tiles is one of the first leading pitched roof tile manufacturers to be fully compliant with the latest standards and regulation revisions, by enhancing its dry-fix roofing solutions.

The improvements from Russell Roof Tiles, which has always met the highest standards in manufacturing, will assist the ease of installation and ensure its customers are meeting the revised BS 8612 – the British Standard for Dry-fixed Ridge, Hip and Verge Systems for Slating and Tiling with high-quality and innovative products.

The standard is now also recognised by the National House Building Council’s (NHBC) 2019 standards and covers all aspects of pitched roofing by setting out product requirements, ensuring that customers can have peace of mind when specifying for roofing solutions. The revised NHBC standards take account of the changes and came out last year. They came into effect in January 2019.

To ensure full compliance, Russell Roof Tiles has developed a specific stainless-steel Dry Verge, Screwnail with a TX20 countersink head. This ensures the dry verge fixing is secure to meet all weather conditions across the UK.

Russell Roof Tiles’ dry verge eaves stop ends, which are fitted on the rafter ends, have also been enhanced. They now have two additional fixing holes incorporated to aid a greater range of fixing when used in a wide variety of eave situations.

These improvements to the stop ends are key in ensuring that roofing accessories and tiles remain sustainable and long-lasting in the harshest of climate conditions. This is a crucial part of the BS8612, which states that all coverings should be fixed to protect the building from all weather.

Employing 160 staff at its two sites in Burton and a further site in Lochmaben, Russell Roof Tiles is a pioneering independent roof tile manufacturer, providing roofing solutions for leading UK house builders and high-profile social housing projects, where sustainability and eco-credentials are of the utmost priority.

Mark Parsons, Technical Director at Russell Roof Tiles said: “Roofing guidelines and standards are regularly changing to meet the changing weather conditions and need for sustainability. At Russell Roof Tiles, all our products have a proven track record as we understand the importance of keeping ahead of updates and trends, with innovative new and improved products.

“The latest investment in Dry Fix will allow us to continue delivering high-quality products for customers, while ensuring they benefit from long-lasting, reliable pitched roof solutions.”