We have been busy during January preparing for the Surface Design Show held at the Business Design Centre in Islington on 4 – 6 February 2014.
This is a new venture for us and launches our relationship with Rapold GmbH for the UK distributorship of Hand Cleft roof and Wall Cladding Shingles. Rapold GmbH are a family business with a heritage in timber that goes back over 80 years. Harald Rapold approached us 2 years ago as he felt that the synergy between our two companies would make a strong base for the UK. Indeed, between us we have nearly 230 years experience in the timber industry.
Rapold pride themselves on a hand made product, using traditional skills. They ensure that the logs are carefully selected for their straight grain and size. Their team them hand cleave them into the required sizes.
Shingles are available in Oak, Larch , Robinia and White Fir. This is a truly renewable method of roofing using a natural materials that has been used for thousands of years. Traditionally used on churches, they have had a renaissance and are being used as part of modern construction, not just on roofs but wall cladding externally and internally.