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UK Roofing tiles are available for all house types.

About Roof Tiles

Roof tiles are a non-combustible roof covering designed to prevent water ingress into a roof.

Tiles are laid or hung in regular overlapping rows along the framework of a roof by fixing them with nails to wooden battons .

The choice of tile needs to meet various considerations: the aesthetic requirements of the building, the environmental factors such as weathering and wind force, and to the development budget available.

Hanging Roof Tiles

Roof tiles are 'hung' from the framework of a roof by fixing them with nails.

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The tiles are usually hung in parallel rows with successive rows providing protection to the previous row.

Each row of tiles overlaps the row below it so that it excludes rainwater and covers the nails that hold in place the row below.

The top row of tiles at the apex of the roof is protected using ridge tiles.

Roof Tile Technology

Roof tiles are man made and so different versions have been developed that utilise modern technologies and innovations such as materials and fixings.

Today tiles are available in many sizes, colours, materials and profiles and they are manufactured to cater for specific applications and different sets of conditions.

Some specific applications are for use at special positions on the roof, such as where the planes of the several pitches meet, including roof ridges, hips and valleys.

Main Types of Roof Tile

Clay Tiles

  • Clay Plain - flat tiles that are up to 5mm thick, they are the simplest tile type.
  • Clay Interlocking
  • Clay Pantiles
    • Pantiles up to 20mm - are curved tiles with an S-shaped profile that allows adjacent tiles to interlock and increase rigidity of the covering and its ability to withstand environmental factors.
    • Roman tiles up to 45mm thick are flat in the middle, with a concave curve at one end at a convex curve at the other, to allow interlocking.
    • Mission or barrel tiles that are semi-cylindrical tiles made by forming clay around a curved surface, often a log or one's thigh, and laid in alternating columns of convex and concave tiles.
  • Clay Creasing
  • Clay Ornamental

Concrete Tiles

  • Concrete Ornamental
  • Concrete Plain Tile
  • Concrete Interlocking Plain Tile
  • Concrete Interlocking
  • Concrete Profiled Interlocking (see Clay Pantiles above)
  • Slate Ranges - Reconstituted, Cement & Concrete - are designed to imitate the appearance of natural slate, artificially manufactured they have the advantage of being precision made which ensures the durability and weatherproof characteristics.
    • Lafarge Redland:
      • Cambrian Slates comprised of 60% recycled slate may be used on roof pitches as low as 5° and available in a variety of colours and finishes.
      • Landmark Slates: clean lines and rich, long lasting colour. Two colours, Brecon Grey and Snowdon Grey with each slate incorporate subtle colour differences to produce a laid roof with the understated colour variations typical of natural slate.
      • Saxon Slates: Designed with a riven surface and chamfered edge to give the appearance of authentic quarried slate - minimum pitch of 25. Three colours: Slate Blue; Welsh Blue replicates the traditional blue-grey slate from the heart of Snowdonia; Highland Black is a good match for the black-grey slate of Scotland.

Call us on: 0800 1950 350 and discuss your tile roof problems and requirements. Within seven days K-Roofing provides a price quotation that is valid for 30 days.

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Tel: 0800 1950 350

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