Concrete tiles are made from sand, water, cement and pigments,
and are not fired like clay tiles,
but cured at temperatures of approximately 60 degrees Celsius.
he curing process makes them sturdy enough to be transported and laid within
a few days of manufacture
and they get stronger over time.
Some of the very first concrete tiles, produced back in 1844
at a cement factory in Staudach, Germany,
are still on roofs today.
The energy-efficient production process and long product life cycle mean that concrete tiles
have a comparatively low environmental footprint.
Concrete is excellent in terms of its embodied carbon, embodied energy and numerous
other environmental performance indicators.
As a result, concrete tiles represent a roofing solution which is highly functional,
and also excellent value for money.