Endeavouring for ‘Endurance’

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Tegral, a market leader in roofing, and Ireland’s only manufacturer of fibre-cement roof slates, has launched its €2million ‘Thrutone Endurance product, Ireland’s strongest-ever slate and Tegral’s biggest new product development in over 10 years.

Thrutone Endurance is the highest density slate in the Irish market, which means it offers the best resistance to Ireland’s famously volatile weather, with the extra fibres giving the product its highest flexural strength and a specialist silicone paint providing a unique water repellence. Thrutone Endurance is accredited to the highest environmental standard BES 6001 and Tegral is the only Irish manufactured roofing product to achieve this rating.

The product is an evolution of Tegral’s bestselling ThrutonePlus slate. As well as being ‘Irish made for Irish weather’, it is an elegant and beautifully designed product which comes with a 20-year colour and 30-year structural guarantee, giving roofers and home-owners the ultimate peace of mind.

Paddy Kelly, Managing Director of Tegral, said, “ThrutonePlus has been our best-selling slate product for decades, and we’ve invested over €2million to enhance it with some transformational improvements to make it stronger and more durable. The end result is Thrutone Endurance; feedback so far from roofing contractors and merchants is extremely positive, and pre-orders have been very encouraging.

“At Tegral, we pursue a relentless focus on quality, and this focus underpins everything we do – we are always striving to improve our products. We believe the launch of Thrutone Endurance cements Tegral’s reputation as a market leader and we will continue to pioneer roofing innovation that delivers world-class quality.”

This positive announcement follows on from last March’s launch of Tegral Academy, Ireland’s first ever training facility for roofing contractors, which aims to improve the quality of standards and workmanship in Irish roofing.

For further information, telephone 00353 59 8631316, e-mail [email protected] or visit the website at www.tegral.com