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Slating & Tiling Tips

Slating & Tiling tips are compiled by Chris Thomas
for the Roofing Cladding & Insulation magazine
and are reproduced here with the kind permission of Unity Media Plc


Holes through underlay Tip 1: Holes through underlay

UPVC fascia boardsTip 11: UPVC fascia boards

GRP valley troughs Tip 2: GRP valley troughs

Mechanically fixed and ridge tilesTip 12: Mechanically fixed and ridge tiles

Nail fixings for tiles and slates Tip 3: Nail fixings for tiles and slates

Mortar bedded vergeTip 13: Mortar bedded verge

Flashing lapsTip 4: Flashing laps

Batten nail sizeTip 14: Batten nail size

Shunts and tolerancesTip 5: Shunts and tolerances

Long rafter lengthsTip 15: Long rafter lengths

Matching new tiles to oldTip 6: Matching new tiles to old

Plain tile – unequal valleys /hipsTip 16: Plain tile – unequal valleys / hips

Underlay support at eavesTip 7: Underlay support at eaves

Accurate measurement on roofsTip 17: Accurate measurement on roofs

Plain tile side lapTip 8: Plain tile side lap

Featheredge boardingTip 18: Featheredge boarding

Single or double lap slate choice: part 1Tip 9: Single or double lap slate choice:
part 1

What is a roofing slateTip 19: What is a roofing slate

HoleSingle or double lap slate choice: part 2Tip 10: Single or double lap slate choice: part 2

Copper tail rivet fixingsTip 20: Copper tail rivet fixings