Ceramic Roof Tiles a Popular Choice for Australian Home Builders
Many home design trends fade as quickly as they emerge, but it looks like the Australian homeowner’s penchant for ceramic roof tiles is here to stay. Their clean, contemporary lines, simple finishes and longevity are perfect for today’s modern architecture, even winning over those with more classic homes.
Patrick Dorahy of Binet Homes observes: “We work in areas where French profile terracotta tiles have traditionally been quite popular, as they’re in keeping with the local vernacular, but recently there’s been strong demand for ceramic tiles such as Boral’s Designer Ceramic Shingle tiles. I think this is because ceramic lasts longer and looks better. It’s a much flatter looking tile but still has character.”
“Ceramic roof tiles are also better for waterproofing and they age gracefully, whereas flat concrete tiles have a tendency to leak and look tired after 10 years,” Dorahy adds. “Light grey colours, such as Boral’s custom order Ghost Gum Grey, are particularly popular with our clientele. The roof really does affect the whole look of your house, so we often advise customers to go for the shingle now; it makes such a difference.”
Another benefit of Boral’s Designer Ceramic Shingle™ range is its acoustic performance, with a higher density that helps to reduce external sound such as aircraft and road noise, as well as rain and hail. Additionally, it’s 100 per cent Australian made which supports local industry while also ensuring better availability and building time frames compared to using internationally-sourced materials.
Home buyers and builders can choose from a range of sophisticated shades as the Designer Ceramic Shingle™ comes in eight standard colourways: Night Quartz, Fossil, Earth, Basalt, Bluestone, Onyx, Asphalt and Eclipse. Kiln-fired to 1100 degrees, colour is well and truly locked in and the tiles are supplied with a 60-year guarantee to provide customers with lasting confidence.
The elegant, flat line of these high-quality tiles make them the perfect complement to a wide range of environments, architectural styles and building materials. With a low 18-degree pitch, their flat profile provides the design flexibility that today’s contemporary rooflines demand.
For more information on Boral’s Designer Ceramic Shingle™ range visit www.boral.com.au/designerceramic