Bristile revolutionises slate roofing with the Visum3 roof tile

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4 February 2014
Bristile revolutionises slate roofing with the Visum3 roof tile

Leading Australian roof tile manufacturer Bristile Roofing has ushered in a new era of roofing products with the Visum3 roof tile, designed to replicate the profile of traditional slate tiles as an affordable alternative for those desiring a shingle roof.

Exclusive to Bristile’s premium, European-style terracotta roof tile collection La Escandella Ceramica, the Visum3 features a low profile design with a slim 9 mm nose to achieve ultra-flat laying for the ultimate shingle and slate appearance.  An innovative, triple cambered design gives each tile the appearance of three traditional plain tiles laid side-by-side, enabling designers, architects and homeowners to easily achieve a slate finish and feel on any project.

Industry-leading manufacturing technology also allows each tile to be coloured individually with realistic “pitting” on the tiles surface, capturing the aesthetic quality of a slate veneer.

Mr Michael Monro, Marketing Manager at Bristile Roofing, said, “Appearing on the roofs of many of Australia’s finest civic buildings, churches and federation homes, slate has long been revered as one of the finest roofing materials available and is a long-time favourite in the architectural and building profession. Traditionally, however, a slate roof has been an expensive design option, requiring costly multiple layers of slate and lengthy installation time and this has put it out of reach for many homeowners.
“Using patented, world-first design and innovative manufacturing techniques, the Visum3 captures the beauty and distinct character of slate, in many cases for a portion of its price, making it the perfect alternative for any new build, restoration project or heritage building.”

The Visum3 Range is available in five stunning monotone and duotone colour options including: Slate, a dark grey tone; Truffle, a mid brown; Russet, a vibrant red terracotta with darker shades; Old England, an earthy terracotta with brown tones and Vermont Grey, a weathered grey shade.  This broad colour palette allows for an extensive range of applications in both traditional heritage settings and modern architectural designs.

While the Visum3 duplicates the classic beauty of natural slate, it offers a number of advantages over this roofing material.  Not only is it sold with a colour for life warranty, it is also more durable and lightweight, and features a revolutionary interlocking design which eases the installation process and ensures an excellent watertightness.

The Visum3 roof tile also offers considerable energy saving benefits thanks to the thermal insulating qualities of terracotta which manage heat transmission, helping to keep a home cool in summer and warmer in winter.

The same mass that contributes to its thermal performance also provides superior sound insulation to reduce unwanted noise from the outside world.

Joining together under the Brickworks Building Products group, Bristile Roofing is part of a larger organisation that includes other famous brands such as Austral Bricks, Auswest Timber, Austral Masonry and Austral Precast.

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Bristile Roofing supplies stylish and innovative terracotta, concrete and clay roof tiles, along with roof fittings and fixings, sarking and ventilators.

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