Bristile Roofing, part of the Brickworks group of companies, are a national roofing manufacturer, supplier and installer. They manufacture concrete roof tiles along with supplying and installing ColorBond Steel roofing and rainwater products.
They recently won the ‘Industry and Product Innovation’ HIA Award for their solar roof tile product range, with Area Manager Kevin Corry saying that is exemplified the definition of the category. “Bristile’s Solar roof tile means the solar panels are part of the roofing material and sit in with the surrounding roof tiles. The environmental benefits are clear and proven when it comes to harnessing the sun’s energy to power our homes,” he said.
The category looks at utility and appropriateness of the design, environmental impact, and how a product can overcome a significant functional problem. Kevin said that one of the significant functional problems of traditional bolt on solar panels is installation location. “It really creates an undesirable aesthetic and can often mean that the installation of solar on the home is abandoned. Bristile’s Solar Tile can be installed on a home with a much more acceptable visual impact”.
Kevin said the HIA Award win was the result of years of effort, “We are very proud of our Solar Tile, it is the culmination of a number of years of product and development and we see it as having a major impact on the future of roofing in years to come”.