History

MONIER is the quality leader in roofing. And with the re-introduction of the Redland name in 2008 it is a brand that has stood for roofing know-how and experience for over 90 years.

1919Redhill Tile Company established. First concrete tiles produced in November.
1946Company name changes to Redland Tiles Limited.
1949First single lap concrete tile launched - Redland 49.
1954Redland invest £6,000 in small German company headed by Rudolf Braas.
1955Redland quoted on the London Stock Exchange.
1958Stonewold Mk I launched.
1961-1969Rapid growth as Redland acquires or opens 7 new factories including the Grovebury Tile Works in Leighton Buzzard (later to be replaced as Vandyke), Burlescombe, Wigan, Shawell (Rugby) and Stirling.
1963Stonewold Mk II launched.
1965First Wind Tunnel opened in Horsham.
1968First Technical Manual launched.
1969Redland purchase a large holding in Australian company, Monier.
1970UK's first Dry Verge system launched.
1976Company name changes to Redland Roof Tiles Limited.
1978REDIES computer estimating service launched and UK's first Dry Ridge system developed.
1980Factories opened in Denmark and Japan.
1983100 Year Guarantee for concrete tiles.
1984Redland acquires Rosemary Brick and Tile Company. Rassau factory opened manufacturing the UK's first reconstituted interlocking slate - Cambrian.
1985Cambrian Slate officially launched! First Dry Ventilated Ridge launched.
1990The roofing industries first Training Centre expands at South Cerney. Dry Hip launched. New £2 million Wind Tunnel opened at Horsham by Michael Fish.
1991Cambrian Slate wins Queens Award for Technological Achievement. Mini Stonewold launched.
1992Acquisition of Steetley Brick & Tile.
1994Guaranteed SpecMaster service launched. DesignMaster CAD package introduced.
1997Redland acquired by Lafarge. 1st Generation PV launched.
2003Redland Roofing Systems changes its name to Lafarge Roofing. Spirtech breathable underlay launched.
2004Launch of DuoPlain and Veltitech Underlay. Breathing Roof concept introduced.
2007Lafarge sells Lafarge Roofing to PAI Partners, maintaining a 35% stake in the business.
2008Lafarge Roofing becomes Monier Ltd. 2008 sees the return of the respected Redland Brand in the UK. Fully integrated and guaranteed Solar Water Heating System launched.
2009Redland celebrates its 90th birthday.
2010Redland Cambrian Slate 'Design-a-Roof' Competition to celebrate products' 25th birthday. Second Generation Solar PV Tiles launched.
2011Monier Group strengthens presence in South-Eastern Europe by acquiring 100 % ownership of Bramac.
Braas celbrates its 15th anniversary in Russia.
2012Monier Group and solar specialist F.E.E. agree on cooperation.

 

Redhill Tile Company 1919
Redland History - Clay Manufacture
Redhill Tiles Brochure
Wind Tunnel
Redland Training & Resource Centre
Redland Re-Launch Advertisement
90 Years Logo