Russells lays foundations in stone

Copeland Park in Gloucester is the first development in the region to feature a new innovative sustainable roofing product.

Pioneering manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles was required to provide the housing development in Tuffley, 15 minutes from the Gloucester, with 14,000 Moray Tiles in harvest stone.

These high-tech, man-made tiles are one of three new stone varieties to be recently introduced to Russells’ Natural Range – a new and expanding selection of thinner leading edge interlocking concrete tiles that has the appearance of slate, clay or stone.

Copeland Park has now seen 1,000 one, two and three bedroom houses built in the area thanks to the main contractor, Bovis Homes.  The team chose the Natural Range’s new tiles for their strength, sustainability and fantastic appearance that reflects the local stone roofs in the area.

With a pitched roof making up 40 per cent of a home’s façade, it has a major impact on the overall aesthetic. When using one of the new stone colours, the Moray tiles when laid broken bonded gives the appearance of natural stone tiles while also providing the benefits of a concrete tile including consistency and longevity, minimising the life time costs of the roof once installed.

Andrew Hayward, Managing Director at Russell Roof Tiles said: “We are pleased to see the Copeland Park project become the first of many developments to use our latest Natural Range product.

“The Natural Range has introduced its new selection of three stone colours including autumn stone, country stone and harvest stone. Each concrete roof tile in this range will replicate the appearance of natural looking stone roof tiles but will also provide the benefits of offering greater strength and a sustainable alternative to traditional natural tiles. Our modern manufacturing methods deliver a technically consistent and quality product.”


Russell Roof Tiles is a leading independent roof tile manufacturer providing products for leading UK house builders and high-profile social housing and commercial projects, where sustainability and eco-credentials are of the utmost priority.