For an initial development of 14 homes at Hillock, BMI Group supplied Decra® Classic tiles. At around 1/7th the weight of concrete alternatives, the tiles made life easier for installers. Their 40-year guarantee also assured Hjaltland that both the properties and homeowners would be well protected in the long-term.
BMI Group then collaborated on a second, larger development in Lerwick with a bespoke specification of Decra® Stratos tiles. The black tiles mimic the appearance of traditional Shetland roof slate, but they are resistant to moss growth as well as being wind and waterproof. These features made them ideally suited to the extreme local conditions and salt-laden air. The tiles need fewer fixings than traditional alternatives, providing a faster and more workable solution for installers, DITT Construction, without any loss of strength and reliability.