Russell Roof Tiles specified for unique development in the south

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Russell Roof Tiles, which is seeing significant growth in the south of England, has been specified for a unique £13.5m residential project in West Sussex.

Leading British housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has joined forces with other housebuilders in the area, including Cala Homes to develop a collaborative community known as Shopwykes Lakes. A number of housebuilders have specified Russell Roof Tiles for the community scheme and once complete over 500 homes in the development will feature its Bute roof tiles.

Shopwykes Lakes is unique in the fact it is the only lakeside development in Chichester – designed around two natural lakes which are the focal point of the residential area. Once complete, the development will comprise of modern luxury 2, 3 & 4 bedroom homes, including 50 allocated for affordable housing.

The Bute has grown in popularity since it was launched in 2016 and Taylor Wimpey has specified Bute tiles on a number of developments in the south of England. The manufacturer supplied the tiles in a bespoke colour Burnt Orange for the project – as it meets the aesthetics the housebuilder was looking for at a cost-effective price.

Russell Roof Tiles is now the only manufacturer to produce this colour tile in the UK.
The thinner leading edge tile is available in seven colours and offers the strong and long-lasting benefits of concrete, even in severe weather conditions. Bute has now been used across various developments in the South such as Berkshire, Essex, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire, Surrey and Hampshire.

Like all the firm’s Natural Range, Bute is manufactured using 15 per cent less raw materials than a standard flat interlocking tile, meaning that environmentally a “greener” choice is delivered to site on fewer pallets and therefore reducing transport and packaging.

James Pendleton, Regional Sales Director at Russell Roof Tiles, said: “The Shopwykes Lakes development demonstrates how popular the Bute is becoming in the South as it has been specified with several leading housebuilders, including Taylor Wimpey, Cala Homes and most recently Redrow Homes – as the aesthetically pleasing and affordable option.

“The new homes will bring much needed housing to Chichester, contributing to the ongoing regeneration programme in the area. We are pleased that we are able to provide a consistent, reliable product for the housebuilder and look forward to working with Taylor Wimpey again in the future.”

Russell Roof Tiles is a leading independent pitched roof tile manufacturer supplying products for the top housebuilders and high-profile social housing and commercial projects. The company produces thousands of tiles every week that are used on roofs across the country, by premier housebuilders and developers.

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