From Graces Guide
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
1981 11 factories in the UK
Sources of Information
- The Times Apr 29, 1963
- The Times, 19 November 1981