As with our stone products each individual slate is hand crafted using moulds taken from natural slate originals. The fine edge detail and textured surface combines with realistic colouration to create an attractive alternative to natural slate.
The tensile strength that results from glass reinforced cement construction allows the slates to be cut easily, without cracking or breaking and offers a 33% saving in weight compared with the natural equivalent.
Our roofing slates have been designed in consultation with professional roofers and architects, to achieve an easy to lay and uniform slating format.
- Weight 30kgm2
- Sizes 600mm x 300mm (24”x12”)
- Indented to facilitate either 75mm or 100mm headlap
- Under eaves and under ridge slates (no cutting)
- Slate and a half available
- Uniform Size
- 25 Year Guarantee
- FREE Samples Available
- Manufactured to BSi Standards
The light weight construction of our slates saves on labour and timber costs, approximately 33% with our slate products.
Our slates are constructed from Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete (GRC). Construction allows easy cutting without cracking or breaking. Our slates weather like natural slate not concrete, unlike aggregate based concrete products that can show aggregate through their surface due to weathering over time.
In a recent document The International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association recommend that for good quality GRC, ductile lifetimes of at least 60-80 years can be confidently expected in UK weather conditions (Source: www.grca.org.uk).
Download GRCA information, British Standards Testing and Data Sheets. Here
Our standards speak for themselves
Our roofing products conform to the following BSi Standards ensuring maximum performance in the toughest conditions.
- Fixings - to BS 5534:2003
- Durability - to BS 7543:2003
- Colour - to BS 1014
- None combustible - to BS 476 P.T.4
- Freeze / Thaw - to BS EN 492:2012
- Strength - better than BS EN 492:2012
- Permeability - to BS EN 492:2012
Our products are guaranteed
We’re confident our product is durable enough and manufactured to the highest of standards that we give a 25 year manufacturer guarantee.
Roof Pitch: Head Lap Specification