Specifier Review

Marley Eternit; clay plain tile experts

Combination of heritage, extensive product choice, proven performance, green credentials and unrivalled technical support underpins market-leading clay plain tile commitment.

With strong evidence that the specification of clay plain tiles remains robust, arley Eternit appreciates the importance of continuing to support the marketplace with a strong all-round proposition.

Working closely with specifiers and architects, we recognise demand for clay plain tile product options that offer a guaranteed lifespan, design-led characteristics and environmentally friendly credentials. They also want product choice to be backed by easy access to knowledgeable technical expertise and an efficient and reliable service. Marley Eternit’s ongoing commitment to answering market needs undoubtedly meets all such objectives.

History and choice

Marley Eternit has an unrivalled heritage within the clay plain tile market. This commenced over 150 years ago with the company’s development of the much-loved Hawkins clay plain tile. This link remains as vibrant today, with the recent and significant investment in new clay plain tile production facilities at Keele testimony to maximising its support for the industry.

This investment now underpins the largest clay plain tile production capacity in the UK. This includes the evolution of a palette range boasting 23 unique colours, the widest range within the UK market, and an unrivalled choice of fittings and accessories. Flexibility in choice is also replicated with installation options, with the Marley Eternit clay plain tile capable of use on projects with a minimum pitch of 30 degrees, at least 5 degrees lower than many other clay plain tile manufacturers.

Industry reaction is also extremely positive. Paul Gibbons, project manager at McPhillips (Wellington) Ltd, which recently specified Marley Eternit’s clay tiles for a project to re-roof of The Dogs Trust Centre in Shropshire says: “This was a new build project on an existing site and we selected Marley Eternit’s clay tiles on the basis of the breadth of the range and extensive palette of colour options. We are delighted with the end result and have recently received the Legacy Award for Sustainability at the West Midlands Constructing Excellence Awards 2012.”

Green credentials

As well as a myriad of design-led options that support the architectural and specification vision, the need to satisfy environmental concerns and deliver a product that offers a sustainable future is also central to Marley Eternits’s clay plain tile market commitment.

Again, leading the marketplace in green credentials for its product range, all Marley Eternit clay plain tiles can achieve an A+ in the BRE Green Guide to Specification which assess the environmental impact of building materials. In addition, Marley Eternit’s clay plain tiles have acquired a ‘good’ rating through BES 6001 – the Framework Standard for the Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products. Furthermore, Marley Eternit has become the only roofing manufacturer in the UK to achieve independent carbon footprint certification for its range of products, partnering with the Carbon Trust – an industry first.

This unrivalled verification by a number of influential industry bodies – which is unmatched in the industry – provides peace of mind for both the specifier and contractor, through the knowledge that when selecting a Marley Eternit clay plain tile they are choosing the greenest option available.

Technical back-up

Backing up the spectrum of product options, Marley Eternit continues to invest in the strongest technical service support available to the industry. An extensive range of online tools and services can provide immediate access to important information during the design phase, while in-depth knowledge and expertise is available on the end of the phone to assist during specification and contracting phases.

Marley Eternit believes in a partnership approach and week-in, week-out works closely with architects and specifiers charged with creating striking roof designs and contractors who turn such visions into reality.

For further information on our range of products and services just ask ME at www.marleyeternit.co.uk or call ME on 01283 722588. You can also follow ME on Twitter @MarleyEternit. If it matters to you it matters to us, that’s why with ME it’s all about you.

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