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Forticrete Company Profile

Established in the 1920s, Forticrete has grown into the UK’s premier manufacturer of concrete construction products including roof tiles, decorative concrete facing blocks, walling stone and cast dressings. The company prides itself on offering a comprehensive range of products which are unrivalled in the field. Forticrete continually evaluates and responds to the ever-changing market demands, developing products which provide a perfect balance of aesthetics, performance and value for money.

Forticrete has been at the forefront of development in architectural masonry product innovation and has earned a highly respected reputation across the UK construction industry. The company’s Gemini roofing tile has been awarded Millennium Products status by the Design Council and was honoured by a Queen’s Award for Enterprise.


The dedicated and experienced team at Forticrete has in-depth knowledge across the construction industry. The website offers a Roofing Product Selector service, which enables specifiers to locate the most appropriate product for a particular application. With a Fastrack CAD database, the company can provide accurate layered sectional elevations of roofing products within the Gemini, Minislate, Centurion and Hardrow ranges. The CAD drawings will enable specifiers and architects to create and modify product documentation by increasing accuracy and reducing drafting times.

Cast Stone Products and Dressings

The enormous array of cast stone products is available in six standard colour options including Portland, Bath, Buff, Holyrood, Glamis Red and Sherwood in standard and bespoke sizes. Forticrete has a library of over 400 cast stone colours which can be accurately reproduced for colour-matching requirements. The cast stone range can be used in conjunction with other products or as stand-alone detailing to improve and enhance the look of any building and are a perfect example of advanced technology and time-honoured craftsmanship working in harmony together. The cast stone products are manufactured in accordance with UKCAS recommendations and have design strength in excess of 35MPa. Products include:

  • Apex and kneelers
  • Arched, bullseye, window, door and porch surrounds
  • Balustrades, pier caps and spheres
  • Corbels, plinths, string course, cills, Regency ashlar blocks and quoins
  • Bat and swift boxes
  • Standard, Caplock and chimney copings
  • Gable vents, decorative heads and structural heads
  • Portico kits and components
  • Keystones, name date stones and medallions
  • Universal angle stone for walls and conservatories.

Decorative Concrete Facing Blocks

Forticrete’s Architectural Masonry division has developed a broad range of decorative concrete facing blocks and has over the past 50 years, set the standard for aesthetic quality and dimensional accuracy. The facing blocks are available in a wide range of colours and patterns to brighten the most functional of environments. The product range includes:

  • A bespoke range of precast concrete specials which includes thresholds, lintels, cills, columns, corbels, arches, radius details and window surrounds. Options include Artform fine detailing with a weathered appearance, Precast Dressings and Polished Precast
  • Regency ashlar masonry blocks
  • Astra-Glaze-SW glazed block
  • Sparstone rugged texture
  • Textured blocks
  • Twinbloc Stack bond appeal
  • Venezia burnished finish
  • Elementix rainscreen cladding
  • Fairfaced concrete blocks and APQ paint quality blocks
  • Florentine polished finish and Novastone textured blocks
  • Medici polished marble and Ribloc geometric design
  • Air blocks.

Concrete Roof Tiles and Slates

Forticrete roofing products comprise a huge range of concrete and slate roof tiles. The company has the capability to innovate products which replicate and improve on traditional alternatives. The company can provide a full quantity take-off and fixing specification service. Products include:

  • Centurion Low Pitch Roof Tiles: Centurion low pitch interlocking tiles can be laid to a rafter pitch of 10 degrees and create an effective barrier against the elements. The tiles are available in five colour options and feature hidden fixings.
  • Gemini Interlocking Plain Tiles: The Gemini lightweight tiles are ideal for pitches down to 22.5 degrees and feature hidden fixings, 10 colour options, traditional appearance and a tighter interlock.
  • Hardrow Roof Slates: Hardrow Solos are single coloured slates with a traditional slate or stone slate appearance which will mellow with age and are extremely durable. Also available are Hardrow Duets roof slates which combine two colour blends and the Hardrow Harmonies roof slates which feature blends of different colours.
  • Minislate Roof Tiles: Minislate roof tiles are a durable and cost-effective alternative to natural roofing slates and offer 60-year guarantee.
  • Vertical Plain Hanging Tiles: Through-coloured tiles which provide an authentic and traditional appearance.
  • Senator Pantiles: Smooth finish pantiles in five colour options.
  • V2 Re-Roofing Tiles: An interlocking tile available in five smooth and two granular colours for re-roofing applications.
  • Roof Detailing and Ventilation: Forticrete offers a broad range of roof detailing and ventilation options which are used in conjunction with the Forticrete roofing tiles ranges. Products include abutment ventilation, eaves ventilation, tile vents, mitred hips, bonnet hips, gas vent ridge terminals and purpose-made valleys.

Reconstituted Walling Stone

Forticrete’s reconstituted walling stone creates a stunning and affordable alternative to natural stone. The Anstone and Shearstone products are available in a range of standard colour options. The Premier range offers a broader range of colour options. The walling stone is through-coloured and the company can manufacture bespoke colours if required. Finish options include Split, Pitched and Cottage and with the carefully selected colours, can co-ordinate with regional stone colours throughout the UK. Also available is the Kiveton retaining garden walling; a one-sided, affordable dry-stone walling for landscaping projects. Kiveton is available in four colour and two face options which can be laid to create vertical or stepped battered walls.

Forticrete is committed to designing and manufacturing a wide and varied range of concrete products to the construction industry. The high quality, competitively priced products are a cost-effective alternative to clay tiles, natural stone and slate. The friendly and professional team works closely with customers and can tailor products to suit specific size and design requirements. All Forticrete manufacturing facilities are BSI registered and operate to the requirements of BS EN ISO 9001:2008 and BS EN ISO 14001:2004, the national and international standards for quality and environmental management systems. They have also gained the rating of "very good" for BES 6001 across all seven of their factories demonstrating responsible sourcing.


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