Change for good

To re-roof his own home, builder Tony Green opted to replace the existing cedar shingles with Monier Cambridge concrete tiles from CSR Roofing
Closeup of Monier shingle roof tiles in dark asphalt, daylighting, horizon, light, line, road surface, roof, sky, sunlight, blue
Closeup of Monier shingle roof tiles in dark grey.

It is always interesting to see the choices made by building industry professionals when it comes to the renovation of their own homes. After all, they are in the best position to judge the performance of building products.

Tony Green of The Green Group in Bundaberg, Queensland, specified Monier Cambridge concrete tiles from CSR Roofing for the roof of his home. The flat shingle tiles in Welsh Black replace an old cedar tile roof that had fallen into disrepair.

Green says the main body of the house features century-old bricks manufacturedin the 1830s, which were retrieved from an old chimney that was demolished.

"We wanted a tile that would provide a black slate look to go with the heritage look of the bricks," he says. "The Monier Cambridge shingle tile creates that effect."


Exterior of house with brick cladding, dark grey arecales, backyard, estate, home, leisure, lighting, outdoor structure, palm tree, property, real estate, resort, swimming pool, tree, vacation, villa, walkway, black, orange
Exterior of house with brick cladding, dark grey shingle roof tiles, bay windows, pool area with paved area, palm trees, plant pots, garden and outdoor furniture.

Green says the choice of tiles was particularly important as the roof has a steep 40° pitch, making it highly visible from the entrance and landscaped outdoor living areas.

"Durability was also a priority," he says. "Our company is well aware of the strengths of the Monier product we specify this roofing for all our projects."

Green says his company specialises in the construction of retirement villages and averages more than 100 homes a year.

"We have been using Monier concrete tiles for more than 25 years. In fact, they are the only roofing tiles we use on projects today. The company's after-sales service is so good, it was an obvious choice to use the Monier brand to re-roof my own family home."

Exterior of house with brick cladding, dark grey arecales, backyard, estate, home, leisure, lighting, outdoor structure, palm tree, property, real estate, resort, swimming pool, tree, vacation, villa, walkway, black, orange
Exterior of house with brick cladding, dark grey shingle roof tiles, bay windows, pool area with paved area, palm trees, plant pots, garden and outdoor furniture.

Monier concrete tiles are available in many colours. With the Monier Cambridge tile, the colour runs right through, so the tile keeps its good looks for longer.

As well as being salt resistant, Monier concrete tiles insulate your home from weather extremes and noise. They are also suitable for rainwater collection, and come with a 50-year performance guarantee.

For more information on Monier tiles, contact CSR Roofing, phone 1300 851 588. Websites: www.csrroofing.com.au and www.Trendsideas.com.

Jan 12, 2005
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