Composite Materials Engineering (CME) announces the relaunch of Barrington roof tiles in the Australian market. The Barrington Series was previously distributed under the Elemental brand by Monier.

Manufactured in Australia for Australian conditions, Barrington roof tiles combine the beauty of natural slate with all the benefits of a fully designed roofing system based on modern technology. First introduced in 1995, the Barrington series of slate roof tiles and roof shingles was manufactured by CME using a lightweight material Torbex, which was previously used to make automotive body panels by Holden and Ford.

Torbex is a high-strength structural composite material developed in-house by CME and tested by the CSIRO to Australian Building Standards AS 4046–1992. 

Suitable for modern or classic design homes, the slate-look Barrington roof tiles are available in a choice of six colours and come with a 30-year structural guarantee. While the slate tile weighs only 800 grams, the roof shingle weighs 1.3kg and is larger in size.

The Australian made Barrington composite roofing system can support up to 120kg weight, ensuring durability; is safe to walk on and easy to handle; and features an interlocking design and moulded water channels to alleviate the weight off the roof.