Methil Brae

A £12 million social housing project in Scotland has become the latest development to benefit from Russell Roof Tiles’ sustainable concrete roof tiles.

The 5.6-hectare scheme in Methil Brae, Fife is one of Fife Council’s largest social housing programmes, providing 101 high quality homes for rent. At a time when the Scottish Government has promised to deliver 50,000 affordable homes by 2021, the scheme has been instrumental in helping to meet these targets and the much-needed local housing requirements.

Comprising of a mixture of one to five-bedroom properties, including semi-detached units, bungalows and cottage flats, the scheme saw Fife Council work with Kingdom Housing Association and contractors Robertson Partnership Homes to deliver the ambitious scheme.

Robertson Partnership Homes specified Russell Roof Tiles, manufactured at its local Lockerbie factory, to deliver 100,000 of its Grampian concrete tiles in Anthracite and Terracotta.

Andrew Hayward, managing director at Russell Roof Tiles, said: “As the demand for social housing continues to increase in Scotland, we are seeing an increasing number of contractors and specifiers request our sustainable and cost-effective concrete tiles.

“It is great that we were able to provide our Grampian Tiles on such a large and significant project, that will benefit residents in Fife for many years to come.”

Stewart Shearer, managing director of Robertson Partnership Homes, added: “Robertson Group has a robust preferred supply chain, in which Russell Roof Tiles is a valued partner.

“These supply chain relationships have supported us in creating high quality and durable homes across our developments in Scotland which residents will be able to enjoy for many years to come.”