Advanced Roof Tiling
New house building is facing a huge skills shortage, with the sector currently unable to meet customer and Government demand for 300,000 new houses year on year. It is important for the supply chain and SMEs to work with their clients in order to meet these targets, with offsite manufacture seen as a way to increase productivity, and improve standards of health, safety and quality assurance.
In 2019 Forster Roofing and MTC started developing an advanced roof tiling solution to address these challenges.
The AIMCH partners delivered the following principal Advanced Roof Tiling outcomes
Forster Roofing’s new approach to roofing has both significant improvements in health, safety and environment, delivery times and productivity. This project has shown that it is clearly feasible from a technical and practical standpoint.
Forster’s roofers have perfected the art of tiling a roof over more than 30 years. Leveraging their experience was critical to develop this solution. As the project progressed it became apparent that the key to success was not to dramatically change processes but rather adapt them.
The next stage of the project is to develop a manufacturing prototype and perform a more detailed productivity study.