The future looks bright for roofing

The Hardware Journal looks at Roofing Products and finds out that strong growth is forecast for 2019 and beyond.

With planning permissions granted for new dwellings at 29,243 units in 2018, up 41% on 2017, and the highest since the crash of 2008, we can look forward to strong growth for roofing products in 2019 and beyond. So good news with both multi-development houses and one-off houses showing clear growth, which is particularly important for the roofing business. (See table below).

The planning permissions statistics also show that most regions of Ireland are showing significant growth in overall floor area planned in new dwellings, which is up 31% overall. The only region experiencing a decrease is the Border region, where Donegal and Leitrim are the only two counties showing a decrease on 2017 figures. (See table below).

Roofing materials for housing in Ireland is dominated by concrete tiles in urban areas and fibre cement and natural slates in rural areas. With concrete tiles primarily sold directly by the producers to developers and builders, Builders’ Merchants can be confident that they will get their share of the roofing market with fibre cement slates and, to a lesser extent, natural slates.

Exciting times for Tegral’s Cedral product range

As summer looms and flowers bloom, people are really starting to think about their gardens and home DIY projects! facade range has had great exposure recently as they featured on the RTÉ Home of the Year and were the selected façade material on the Show House at this year’s Ideal Home Show in the RDS Simmonscourt (above).

Little Island Lodge aired on RTÉ on April 2nd where owner and builder, Mark Feely, used Cedral on the façade of the house. Claire Kelly, Marketing Manager at Tegral said “We
worked really closely with Mark at the time of his build as he wanted to curve the material and was the first in Ireland to do so, and what a stunning finish he achieved”. “We were thrilled when Mark shared the news that his home had been selected for the 2019 RTÉ Home of the Year show”. This unique Offaly home also has Tegral’s Rivendale slates on the roof.

Following on from this, the Ideal Homes exhibition Show House designer, Rebecca Roe, chose Cedral for the façade of the house, which attracted thousands of visitors over its
three days.

Claire said “It has been such a busy and exciting few weeks for us with so much interest in the Cedral product range. Everyone who sees it loves it and these were two wonderful opportunities to really showcase what can be achieved with our facades”.

For more on Tegral’s Cedral façade range, visit

AG have it all under one roof

AG Roofing & Insulation are a specialist roofing, insulation and associated building product supplier that offers the building industry vast product choice combined with unrivaled technical expertise. Their expert technical support team; Alan Glennon and Dermot Kearns have over 50 years’ industry experience combined, and can provide bespoke good, better and best practical solutions for your projects.

AG specialise in providing system solutions for pitch roofs, flat roofs, external walls, internal walls (acoustic solutions) intermediate floors and ground floors ensuring customers
are in compliance with current building regulations and more importantly get the best value for money and sustainable solutions. Alan and Dermot have built a strong reputation based on reliability and their ability to provide on the spot technical support for projects ranging from; building that new extension to building new homes, apartments, schools, nursing homes and much more besides. AG Roofing & Insulation also provide rain water systems and fire stopping products creating a one-stop-shop under one roof.

Based at John. F. Kennedy, Industrial Estate, Dublin 12, (D12KR94) they are close to the M50 allowing easy access to their stores where you will find a vast array of building solutions and a competent sales and support team. They also provide a nationwide delivery service and site support.

For more information visit, call 01 485 3634 or email