Case Study

Pre-War Homes, Cannock Chase

Pre-War Homes, Cannock Chase

Case Study

We have often discussed Metrotile’s suitability for non-traditional post-war properties in the UK and its subsequent popularity as a roofing material for Housing Associations and Local Authorities, however Metrotile is often specified to refurbish traditional housing for Local Authorities and HA's as well.

R S Miller is a West Midlands-based roofing contractor that was tasked with re-roofing pre-war properties on behalf of Cannock Chase Council that were not reaching required standards, particularly due to a lack of adequate rooftop insulation. The pre-war homes are traditional red brick properties. While they don’t require the kind of maintenance that the nearby non-trad properties do, the age of the homes means they have existed through decades and decades of evolving home requirements and been subjected to constant wear and tear; the regular replacement of materials and structural works are necessary to keep them up to Decent Home standard.

Due to the age of the homes, the Authority-owned homes are scattered amongst privately owned properties – any work carried out needed to be done rapidly to cause minimal inconvenience to those living in the area. Metrotile is a proven solution for a swift installation, but how did RS Miller find the installation of the system?

Simon Green, Commercial Director for RS Miller states: “The system itself is easy and quick to fix even when there is difficult detailing such as valleys and hips, and the ability to fix the tiles using a nail gun makes the process even quicker. Our guys love it!”

With that in mind, does RS Miller predict more Metrotile installations in their future? Mr Green responds;

“We see more and more that specifiers and architects are seeing the benefits of systems such as Metrotile (…)We have used the system on our own office and store buildings, and use Metrotile whenever we can, and we hope we will be able to obtain more contracts using the system, as we find that the Metro service, support and after sales service is excellent, and the product its self is very price competitive.”

Is there a greater seal of approval from a contractor than using Metrotile roofing for their own office and warehouse buildings? We are grateful for the endorsement and look forward to our future projects with both RS Miller and Cannock Chase Council.

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A traditional pre-war home in Cannock Chase

Key Points

  • Pre-war homes owned by Cannock Chase District Council required refurbishments
  • mprovement to rooftop insulation essential
  • Metrotile roofing installed by RS Miller roofing contractors

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