These benefits have not gone unnoticed by the modular home building industry and Metrotile is now the proud roofing material supplier for innovative PassivHaus manufacturer Cygnus Homes and offsite housing fabricator Ilke Homes.
Modular housing has significant potential to alleviate the affordable housing shortage. Because modular homes are made in a factory, they take a lot less time than other types of homes. In fact, a standard property can be built in as little as 1-2 weeks. Ilke Homes can install up to six houses per day – much faster than traditionally built properties. Another big advantage is that the weather doesn’t stop the work – it can be raining or snowing, and the factory can continue to produce the home, while work on site would have to stop.
Once the home is constructed, it usually takes another 2-4 weeks for the builder to put everything together once it reaches the site. It’s during this part that the low weight of Metrotile really comes into its own, helping to keep the weight of the building down during transportation before offering all of the benefits Metrotile is known for once the houses are fully installed. Continuing along the theme of constantly improving our services, Metrotile also recently became a member of the MPBA (Modular & Portable Building Association) to ensure further peace of mind for factory-build specifiers.
Modular and offsite construction isn’t exclusive to housing – Metrotile has also been used to roof Fair Isle Bird Observatory and log pod leisure buildings.
Metrotile offers an expansive range of tile profile styles and colours, with a full range of accessories to ensure they have the right roof for your project. This is all backed up by the know-how of our highly experienced customer care team. For more information about Metrotile Lightweight Roofing, or to get in touch for a free no-obligation quote or discussion, visit www.metrotile.co.uk or follow them us Twitter via @metrotileuk
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From our highly durable lightweight steel roofing tile profiles to underlay, accessories and fixings, you’ll find everything your roofing project needs right here. Metrotile is also an authorised dealer of Velux window products, ensuring that you can source absolutely everything your roof requires directly from us!
We stock our profiles with a wide range of colours designed to suit most roofing projects, however we can supply Metrotile roofing in any colour you choose (subject to additional delivery time). If you wish to discuss this - or anything else about our products and services - you can contact us.