Daneville Estate, Liverpool

Daneville Estate, Liverpool

Client: Liverpool Mutual Homes (LMH)
Type of works: supply and installation of Sandtoft's Cassius clay roof tiles.

Liverpool Mutual Homes (LMH) has selected Sandtoft’s Cassius clay roof tile for the refurbishment of 600 homes on the Daneville Estate.

Dave Woods, Head of Investment at LMH, said: “The houses were built around 80 years ago and had been re-roofed using concrete tiles, many of which had started to perish. We wanted to replace them with a more aesthetic tile that would emulate a slate appearance. Using natural slate would have been too expensive, so we needed an alternative, environmentally-friendly product.

“We seek excellence in service delivery, the highest quality products and materials, and value for money from our contractor partners. The quality and flexibility of Sandtoft’s service has resulted in a roofing solution that is tailored to our needs and meets all of our strict criteria.”

Craig Sidda, Sandtoft’s Social Housing Manager added: “For large scale refurbishments such as the Daneville Estate project, the Cassius is an ideal choice as it is colour permanent, cost effective and quick to fit.”

The tile is made at Sandtoft’s manufacturing plant using ‘green’ electricity which is generated from environmentally-friendly sources such as wind farms and hydro-electric plants. Sandtoft also went to the lengths to source appropriate fixing methods for the project. This included using a lead replacement flashing system called Koraflex, which helped to overcome cost and environmental concerns.

The innovative design of the Cassius large format tile dramatically reduces material and labour costs. Only 10.7 tiles are required per square metre, resulting in a covering capacity that matches the largest concrete tiles. In addition, an open gauge means there is no need for cutting at the eaves and ridge making the Cassius quick and easy to lay. Installation times are similar to interlocking concrete tiles and are far quicker than those required for natural slate which has to be laid double lapped.

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