The Green Sustainable Products Company (GSPC) has had a fantastic year and is looking forward to 2018 as it introduces a range of new products to add to the Envirotile Roof System.
Last year saw the company enhance its Envirotile range with a brand new Natural Slate look tile, which is supplied in single, double and half-sized tiles. The Natural Slate Envirotile has quickly become one of GSPC’s most popular products with its authentic, traditional look achieved at a fraction of the cost – and all the while offering Envirotile’s trademark fast and easy installation.
The year also brought such success for GSPC that the company had to invest in its production capacity. Sales in the conservatory roof replacement sector literally went through the roof, putting pressure on the whole roof tile system supply for normal projects. However, 2017 saw the company’s manufacturing grow to output of over 200,000 tiles every month, as well as the associated dry fix accessories that are part of the Envirotile range. “All of our manufacturing is done in Wales, so it’s obviously been a great year there. Our customer base seems to be growing daily!” says GSPC Director, Trevor Wakefield.
Another fantastic development for GSPC is its supply of product for the roofs of large commercial supermarket buildings where order volumes for Envirotiles top more than 20,000 units per store.
And the house building boom has also seen a surge in demand for the Envirotile Roof System. In a milestone innovation for the housing sector, Clutton Homes, based in Shropshire, is installing the Envirotile Roof system on roof sections at ground level, which are then hoisted up by crane to their permanent rooftop position.
But it’s not just all about the triumphs of supplying an articulated lorry load of 21,600 Envirotiles for 20 new build semi’s, GSPC remain as interested in delivering an excellent service to customers wanting Envirotile products for a small roof project.
It’s easy to see why GSPC is such a winner: BBA certified Envirotile easily outperforms traditional products against wind uplift loads and has been successfully tested in Australia at 145 kph (90mph) at a low pitch of 10.5 degrees with complete success.
So confident is GSPC in its Envirotile patented interlocking system that the company offers a no-nonsense FIX 8 secondary guarantee against severe wind loads. In fact, as long as Envirotile is installed by a professional roofer in conformity to both BS:5534-2014 and BS:6000-8, GSPC will replace any loose or dislodged Envirotile for free. To date GSPC has never had a report of a single loose or broken tile over the last nine years of supply.
Looking forward to the coming year is an exhilarating prospect for GSPC. Plans are now well underway for a Spring launch of the innovative, integrated photovoltaic EnviroPVtile. Combining all the benefits of Envirotile’s quick and easy installation, the EnviroPVtile integrates solar PV to generate energy at the rate of 55 watts per tile, the equivalent of one kilowatt per 6 m2.
Says Trevor, “For us, 2018 is an extremely exciting year. GSPC still has a small management team at the moment, but the Envirotile Roof System has grown and grown to the point where hundreds of thousands of tiles are now manufactured yearly. More and more customers are now aware of Envirotile. Our growing customer base includes main builders, self-builders, main roofing contractors and conservatory suppliers, and the list goes on. 2018 is going to be a busy year and we’re up for the challenge!”