Forticrete’s innovative, new large format tile, SL8, has been specified by David Wilson Homes Southern for use across phase one of Spiers Meadow, an exciting collection of 200 stylish and elegant homes in the sought-after Popley area of Basingstoke.
The development, which comprises of a selection of two, three and four-bedroom apartments and houses, was carefully designed to to create a bespoke and prestigious range of properties. David Wilson Homes turned to Forticrete’s SL8 in COLOUR to provide the ideal solution.
Jackie Dowell, Sales Manager at David Wilson Homes Southern, said: “Spiers Meadow comprises varying house sizes, shapes and roof pitches which ensure architectural consistency and at the same time individual identity, which is sympathetic to the surrounding residential properties.”
Cost and time savings
The innovative design of Forticrete’s SL8 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.
The aesthetic appeal of SL8 is also enhanced by factory blending to ensure superior batch and colour consistency across the roofscape. With the new tiles pre-blended, there isn’t the need for the installer to mix from multiple packs on site, which has long caused on-site health and safety concerns, unnecessary wastage and slowed down the process of installing the tiles.
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