Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 144,355 pages of information and 230,176 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
1919 Started manufacturing concrete roof tiles at Doods Road, Reigate
1920 Company incorporated as Redhill Tile Co; production site moved to Kingsfield Works, Redhill
1930 Started to offer "supply and fix service"
By 1939 had plant at Syston in Leicestershire, Hensall in Yorkshire and Belfast in Northern Ireland as well as at Redhill.
WWII The Kingsfield plant was used for production of munitions
Postwar: Kingsfield developed as an engineering works, designing and building tile making plant to be used at the other factories.
1946 Acquired Moorhouse Brick, Tile and Concrete Products Co Ltd at Westerham, Kent
1946 Company name changed to Redland Tiles Ltd.
1946 Acquired the Timsbury Tile Co, at Chipping Sodbury in Gloucestershire, Romsey, Hants. and Runfold in Surrey.
1948 Acquired factory at Stockton-on-Tees
1950-75 Acquired several other companies (makers of roof tiles) as well as opened new factories.
1968 New factory opened at Wigan to produce 13 million tiles a year. Plant built by Redland Engineering
1976 Redland Tiles Ltd was renamed Redland Roof Tiles Ltd
1978 Acquired Essex Group Industries Ltd with a factory at Swaffham
1979 a new factory was opened at Stanton near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk and the Vandyke works was opened on the Dri-Roof Tiles site near Leighton Buzzard.
Redland Ltd was the parent of a group of companies operating in many parts of the world. Redland Construction Materials Ltd was one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries
1981 11 factories in the UK