Our roofing creates natural aesthetics for eco-friendly supermarket

Aggregate Industries’ Building Products team has helped to complete the eco-friendly Midcounties Co-operative supermarket, in Bourton-on-the-Water, after supplying 1,200m² of its Bradstone Crofters roofing tile.

The Background

The store, which is situated on Station Road, features renewable energy sources to help power the store including discreet solar panels on the roof to provide 33,000kwh of energy per year.


The Problem

The project’s contractor, Attleys Roofing, called on the Aggregate Industries team to provide a cost-effective roofing tile for the project, which was also visually appealing, and would complement the other materials being used in the Cotswolds project. The Crofters roofing tile provided the perfect solution.


The Solution

Aggregate Industries’ roof tiles are moulded from hand-dressed natural stone slates by means of a specifically developed technique which reproduces the fine detail of the originals on the textured face. A range of masters is used to avoid noticeable repetition of profiles.

The Crofters roofing consists of main slates, under ridge and eave slates with matching accessories including ridge, hip and ventilation units for the complete roofing solution. Once installed, the authentic colours of the Weathered Buff shade ticked all the aesthetic boxes, delivering a striking and impactful solid colour whilst creating an eye-catching contrast effect with the lighter walling of the building.

Jeremy Lee, Sales Director for Aggregate Industries, adds: “Due to the Cotswold location of the new store, it was important to achieve an authentic visual that would coincide with the surrounding landscape. However, with natural stone tending to deteriorate with weathering, Crofter’s stone-effect tile provided the ideal solution, offering a cost-effective and long-lasting performance combined with an attractive aesthetic.”

To find out more about the building materials produced by Aggregate Industries, call 01285 646900, e-mail building.products@aggregate.com.


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Project details

  • Commercial

  • Co-operative supermarket

  • Attleys Roofing

    • Cost effective roofing tile for the project
    • Authentic colours of the Weathered Buff shade ticked all the aesthetic boxes

“Aggregate Industries was able to successfully meet our specific brief of supplying a roofing solution that would add visual appeal at a reasonable cost. The Crofters slate lent itself extremely well to the project, as the dark look of the slate allows the building to stand out with a striking finish, enhancing the overall aesthetic of the store. Plus, the roof slate fits in well with the surrounding area, as many other properties feature the stone look.”

Tina Attley, Company Secretary at Attleys Roofing