This era heralded a further boom in the UK housing market and, to cope with the demand, Marley built new factories to satisfy the growing desire for concrete tiles. The first to be commissioned in 1945 was Glasgow, followed by Delamere, Near Chester in 1947, Bridgend in Glamorgan in 1950 and Ebchester in Northumberland in 1953.
The post-war construction programme was completed in 1954, when a fourth factory at Beenham, near Reading, was commissioned to supply tiles for the booming market in southern England.
Marley acquired John Brash and Co. in 2016. The highly regarded and market-leading JB Red roofing batten has become an integral part of the Marley roof system and combined with additional accessory products, enables us to be the only manufacturer to offer customers a complete roof system with a 15-year guarantee.
In 2019 a new chapter in our rich history began as Marley Ltd had been acquired by Inflexion Private Equity, this strategic move allows us to further our growth plans by accelerating the development of innovative products and services.
Solar solutions added to the complete Marley roof system offering which has only been enhanced with the acquisition of Viridian Solar in 2021; the UK’s leading supplier of roof-integrated solar panels.
April 2022 confirmed the sale of the Marley Group to Marshalls plc. The joining of our two successful businesses both with a rich heritage and market-leading brand presence, creates sustainability for the future and strengthens the market position for both organisations.