Barrington Roof Slate available
Slate ">One of the difficult challenges facing the home owner, builder and designer is matching the look wanted in the house against the budget available to build it.
The roof is a major design element of the house, and an integral part of the styling, particularly for the traditional colonial and Federation type homes.
While slate has been the roofing materials traditionally chosen to achieve this effect, Barrington Roof Slate is now regarded as serious alternative. Australian made, Barrington looks like natural slate and combines the benefits of cost and performance to produce a roof that challenges anyone to see the difference.
Now offering both a shingle and a traditional tile Barrington produces the slate look, yet provides a number of advantages over slate. These include reduced roof weight, as the weight of the Barrington is quarter that of slate, high strength as the tile is made from high strength materials, and an interlocking design helps reduce the installation time, but also acts to help the flow of water across the roof.
Tilers, builders and designers have already recognised these advantages, with projects completed in every Australian state. In every case, the Barrington has been selected based on the look required by the project.
Barrington has been accepted and installed in a number of heritage listed areas and is ideal for replacing old slate roofs where the cost of traditional slate is prohibitive due to cost or access.
Two years in development, the tile dimensions are 480mm x 350mm, which provides a visual appearance of 450 mm x 295mm. Each tile weighs only 1.3 kilos or less than 12 kilos per square meter, they are flat and provide that straight line, fine, clean look to the roof. Like the Barrington shingle, the new tile is tough, can be walked on during installation.
Tested by the CSIRO and released in the traditional slate grey, other colours are planned for next year to allow more style options for the roof.