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In 1929 Mr. Lance Brisbane established the ceramic division of our business in Perth, Western Australia. Thanks to Mr. Brisbane, from whom the company took its name, and the hard work of dedicated employees through the years, the Bristile brand grew to be synonymous with building products of the highest quality. Concrete tiles were first marketed in the late 1940’s and roof tiles, whether concrete or ceramic, quickly became the roofing material of choice due to their durability, profile variation and selection of colours.
In 1974, Besser Roof Tiles (as the company was then known) entered the land market offering one tile profile in eight colours. In those days maximum output was 20,000 tiles per day. In time the company expanded into New South Wales building factories in Grafton and Sydney. The Pioneer group purchased the company in 1989 and oversaw further development over the next decade which included the incorporation of the famous Victorian brand Nubrik which had first made concrete tiles in 1972 under the Whitelaw Roof Tiles brand.
Today, these various roof tile companies, which first started serving the Australian market over 75 years ago, have combined. Now known as Bristile Roofing, we are one of the country’s largest suppliers of concrete and ceramic roof tiles, producing up to 250,000 units per day from three plants and offering a comprehensive range of more than 40 colours and seven profiles. Bristile Roofing is part of the national Brickworks group of companies. This proudly Australian group also includes other famous brands like Austral Bricks, Austral Masonry, Austral Precast and Auswest Timbers.
There have been a lot of changes over the years, but one thing that has not changed is our desire to provide our customers with the very best quality products and service.