Roof tile manufacturer launches first underlay range

RussFast Underlay

ROOF tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles has launched its first underlay range, RussFast Underlay.

The first two products in the range have been designed for warm or cold roof construction and are compatible with all Russell Roof Tiles accessories as well as the newly launched RussFast Solar.

The new underlay portfolio includes both a HR (High-resistance) and LR (Low-resistance) product for differing scenarios. Russell Roof Tiles said the HR version is ‘ideally placed’ to be specified with the firm’s first solar PV offer to market, RussFast Solar.

Both products carry the Q mark certification from BM TRADA. This is for construction products based on the Product Certification Standard EN 45011, which confirms a product conforms to the highest technical specifications.

RussFast HR & LR Underlays both achieve Zone 1-5 classification and can be used throughout the UK. Both RussFast underlays also do not require taped overlaps.

Dan Hancox, corporate sustainability and development director, said, “Innovation is at the forefront of our business, and we are continually looking at ways to improve our portfolio to meet the evolving needs of our customers. It’s essential to use quality accredited materials for a new roofing system and we are delighted that after 18 months development we’re supporting our tile ranges with our first underlay offer.”

Russell Roof Tiles is currently constructing a £18.5 million plant at its Burton HQ and main tile manufacturing site, which will double output. The expansion will also improve energy efficiency through its new curing facility and the installation of solar panels.