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To contrast the clean, plastered exterior of this house, the designer specified barrel-shaped Monier Elabana concrete roofing tiles

High exposure


Street appeal is all about giving your home the X-factor. And one of the best ways to provide this is with a palette of contrasting textures.

For this Tuscan-inspired house, built by Jalcon Homes, it is the mix of smooth plaster, textured stone veneer, and barrel-shaped Monier Elabana concrete roofing tiles that provide the visual impact. The roofing tiles, in Sorrento – a terracotta colour – also make a strong contrast to the natural grey house exterior.

Monier Roofing national sales manager Marsden Griffiths says that as well as adding character, the concrete tiles offer a number of benefits.

"A flexible pointing system bonds the ridge capping to the tiles, eliminating the need for mechanical fasteners. The system also prevents leaks, as it moves with the natural flexing of the house."

Griffiths says the tiles are made to withstand New Zealand's weather extremes, including heat, snow, ice and salt spray. Because they are low maintenance, Monier concrete tiles also offer long-term savings on repairs.


Monier tiles are available in a range of colours, shades and profiles. All Monier roofs carry a 50-year performance guarantee that they won't warp, crack, corrode, or become porous.

For details, contact Monier Roofing, PO Box 12-740, Penrose, Auckland, freephone 0800 Monier (666 437). .

First published date: 17 October 2007

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