Projects: Cross Trees Park


Client: Legal & General Homes (Communities) Limited

Division: Roofing

Location: Shrivenham, Oxfordshire

Services: Roof Tiling, Leadwork

Sector: Housing

Published on 18th January 2020

The Project

Legal & General are well-known for their financial services. Now, trading as Legal & General Homes (Communities) Limited, the organisation are newcomers to the house building market, which is why Bracknell Roofing were thrilled to assist them in providing roof tiling and leadwork services for their Cross Trees Park site. The aim of the high-quality residential development is to give new residents the exciting chance to be part of a sustainable community, situated on the edge of an established historical village of Shrivenham, Oxfordshire. The project comprises of a mix of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom traditionally styled homes, a complementary combination of both private and social housing, nestled in natural green landscapes.

The Roofing Installation

For this project, Bracknell Roofing utilised BMI Redland’s DUOPlain tiles which cleverly combine the attractive appearance and stylish size of traditional plain roof tiles, with the resource-saving advantages of a contemporary, interlocking tile. The beauty of the cost-effective DUOPlain roof tiles from BMI Redland is that the product ticks all the boxes required on a modern roofing site: they are designed to be strong, easy to handle and simple to install.

Why Bracknell Roofing?

Bracknell Roofing recognised that Legal & General have very high standards that they were eager to carry forward into the building industry. Being new to the housebuilding industry, Legal & General have invested heavily in new site teams, all of whom have set the benchmark for operatives working on the Cross Trees Park site. This precedent of premium quality across the board that Legal & General have set is evident in their own Health & Safety policies, which Bracknell Roofing operatives were more than happy to comply with, alongside our own wellbeing and security orientated Tool Box Talks and Safety Tours.


“Legal and General have very big plans and are investing for future projects so Bracknell Roofing were keen for them to benefit from our valuable 100 years plus roofing industry experience (referring to my own 40 years’ roofing experience, our Contracts Manager, Tain Macdonald’s 37 years’ professional roofing experience and the 25 years’ experience of our Assistant Contracts manager, Michael Platt).

“Although it has been a very challenging project, Bracknell Roofing has been proud to uphold and apply Legal and General’s high standards to every aspect of roofing works on the Cross Trees Park site.”

Clive Naish, Branch Manager, Bracknell Thames Valley.

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