Cembrit Stars on TV!

Cembrit Stars on TV!

Cembrit recently played a starring role in the hit TV series, “Tommy’s Fix Your House For Free?” on Discovery Real Time. The series sees Britain’s best-loved builder Tommy Walsh and sustainable construction expert Liam Collins team up to help five families realise a dream building project using recycled, reclaimed and surplus-stock building materials. Cembrit supplied Jutland slates to a help complete a roofing project in Brockley, South London.

In the series Tommy and Liam are giving help on projects, whether extension, loft conversion or mezzanine bedroom, and providing all of the materials for free to help make these projects bigger and better than the families could ever have dreamt of.

Says Jacquie Avery, Cembrit’s London Depot Manager, “We were pleased to be recommended by the builders on the Brockley project; they obviously appreciated our reputation for good service with a recognised international brand. We happened to have some Jutland slates with a slightly different tone of Black coating available from an old production run which we were keeping for people who needed to match up slates for repair work. They exactly fitted the style of slate required for this project.”

Jutland slates are compatible with the most common building materials and are available in a variety of colours and sizes including 600 x 300mm (24 x 12”) Blue/Black which ideally suits the London area tradition. The Jutland range also includes smaller sizes for dormers and special details that are very prevalent in this city environment. They are finished with a high quality, semi-matt acrylic coating which is applied to both faces and all edges. They are manufactured in accordance with a quality assurance system to ISO 9001 and to the requirements of BS EN 492 product specification for fibre cement slates and their fittings. Made in line with these high standards, Jutland Slates are a good, cost-effective alternative to natural slate roofing for all types of public and private sector building projects.

“Cembrit Ltd is actually better known for natural slates,” says Ged Ferris, Marketing Manager of Cembrit UK. “By its very nature, slate is a sustainable building material that can be reclaimed and reused throughout its lifetime – it’s basically, too good to throw away. Tommy and Liam have made great use of the slates and it just goes to show what can be achieved with a little thought and imagination. “

Using skills built up over 80 years, Cembrit select natural slate from Spain, Canada, Brazil, China, India and the countries of Western Europe. From UK quarries Cembrit offer Welsh, Cornish and Westmorland slates. Quality levels at Group factories are rigorously maintained to high standards with fibre cement slates produced to BS EN 492:2004 and manufactured under the control of a BS EN ISO 9001: 2000 quality management system. Furthermore the company operates an environmental management system to ISO 14001:1996.

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