Social Housing, East Midlands

  • Project Social Housing, Derby
  • Sector Residential
  • Location Midlands
  • Tile Product Concrete Large Format
  • RTA Member Russell Roof Tiles


The planners wanted a natural slate appearance tile for a large new-build housing project in Derby. There were some unusual and innovative mono-pitch roof types included in the project.


The Moray - A lightweight and interlocking tile with a traditional riven appearance of natural slate – a substantial saving on natural slate tiles.


The Moray was installed on the 104 new units and the thin leading edge and riven finish gave the properties a natural slate appearance. The project, which began in January 2013 and took little over 12 months to complete, has provided much needed homes in the Spondon, Alvaston and Chaddesden areas of Derby.