Britmet Tiles

Jan 11, 2023

Why Britmet Tiles?

Britmet Tiles is a brand of interlocking lightweight roof tiles that are designed for use on pitched roofs. These tiles are made from a composite material that is strong and durable, and can withstand extreme weather conditions. They are also lightweight, which makes them easy to install and handle, and they can be used on both new builds and re-roofing projects. Britmet Tiles are also available in a variety of styles and colors, which allows for a wide range of design options. They are known to be cost-effective as well as being easier to install than traditional roofing materials. They are also low maintenance, and have fire resistance, and UV resistance properties.

Introduced to the market in May 2019, Britmet’s LiteSlate is an innovative synthetic slate roofing tile made from 90% recycled polymers with all the characteristics you can expect from a traditional slate tile. LiteSlate offers an authentic finish with riven edges, traditional colour choices and impeccable durability.

During the design process, real Welsh slate was used in order to perfect the aesthetics and performance qualities of the LiteSlate. However, unlike natural slate, as a synthetic slate roofing tile, Liteslate won’t crack, break, chip or delaminate due to its ground-breaking design and cutting-edge manufacturing process. Furthermore, the LiteSlate is designed with the environment in mind. Over 90% of the Polymers that LiteSlate is made from are recycled. In 2021, Britmet recycled over three million kilograms of polypropylene during the Liteslate manufacturing process.



Liteslate Tiles Benefits

Liteslate tiles are a type of roofing material made from a composite of recycled rubber and plastic, that mimic the appearance of natural slate tiles. Some of the benefits of Liteslate tiles include:

  • Durability: They are highly resistant to impact, wind, and fire, making them a long-lasting roofing option.
  • Lightweight: They are much lighter in weight than natural slate tiles, making them easier to install and less likely to cause structural damage to the building.
  • Recycled materials: they are made from recycled materials, and they can be recycled again at the end of their lifespan.
  • Cost-effective: They are generally less expensive than natural slate tiles, which can be quite costly to purchase and install.
  • Low Maintenance: They are virtually maintenance free and will not rot, fade, or deteriorate over time.
  • Energy efficient: Due to it’s reflective surface and insulation properties, it helps to lower the energy consumption of the building.
  • Variety of colors and finishes: They come in a variety of colors and finishes, making it easy to find one that matches the style of your home or building.


Shingle Tiles Benefits

Shingle tiles, also known as asphalt shingles, are a type of roofing material made from asphalt-coated fiberglass or organic materials such as paper or wood. Some of the benefits of shingle tiles include:

  • Affordability: Asphalt shingles are one of the most affordable roofing options, making them a popular choice for many homeowners.
  • Easy installation: They are relatively easy to install, which can save on labor costs.
  • Variety of styles: They come in a wide variety of styles and colors, allowing homeowners to choose the one that best fits the aesthetic of their home.
  • Weather resistance: They are highly resistant to wind and rain, which can help protect a home from damage during severe weather.
  • Low maintenance: They require minimal maintenance, which can help keep costs down over the life of the roof.
  • Good fire protection: The higher quality Asphalt shingle have fire resistant properties, this can help to protect the building from fire damage.

It’s worth noting that Shingles have a shorter life span compared to other roofing materials and also don’t hold up well to high winds and heavy rain. They can also be prone to algae and moss growth in certain climates.

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Introducing Britmet Door Canopies!

A door canopy can provide shelter from the rain, snow, or sun for people entering or leaving a building. It can also add an architectural feature to the building’s exterior. Additionally, it can protect the entrance of the building and prolong the life of the door.

New to the market in 2020, a charming, classic Door Canopy by Britmet Lightweight Roofing will add character to your home in minutes. Each and every door canopy has a variety of custom options available, from colour choice and trusses to brackets and finials, to keep your door canopy as unique as you. All of our door canopy designs are aptly named after Britmet in some shape or form.

Britmet have 4 stunning, door canopy design concepts for you to choose from and customise to enhance your home or offer the perfect finish to your next roofing project.

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Why do companies choose NextGen?

NextGen are based in Walton, Liverpool and service throughout Liverpool, Birkenhead, Ellsemere Port, Widnes, & Wrexham, among many others. NextGen conservatory roof systems specialise in the manufacturing and supply of the Leka Roof system, stockists of the Britmet lightweight roof tiles and Korniche roof lanterns.

If you’d like to discuss your next project with one of our professionals, or have any questions about our products or services, please get in touch with us today!