The ideal choice for a traditional rustic and timeless finish to your roof. This roofing system comes with 2 types of tiles, the ‘canals’ (or the bottom tiles) are batten fixable, and the ‘chapeaux’ (the top or covering tiles). The covering tiles are distressed and coloured before firing and this gives an instant aged look to a new building job. They also are the best tiles for use in low slope roofs, suitable for as low as 13.5 degrees but will work down as low as 10 degrees. Maximum roof slope length = 12m.
To cover 1m2 of roof you will require 16 top + 16 bottom = 32 tiles, however, the initial 1 metre of roof only requires around 30 tiles in total, please ask for help in estimating your needs.
The base tiles are 17cm wide at the top narrowing to 13.5cm wide at the bottom of the tile and overlap each other by about 15cm. The covering tiles are 14cm wide at the top and splay to 18cm wide at the bottom and overlap each other by around 15cm as well. Both tiles are 48cm long and require 25 x 38mm battens. The top tiles are best fixed in place by either a small spot of glue or expanding foam or mortared to the base tile.
The minimum length of roof slope is 50cm including overhang, it then goes up to 85cm for 2 tiles overlapped and then increases in increments of 31cm for each overlapped tile. Please ask for a link to the fitting diagram if unsure of how many tiles you need on your slope length.
The cost of this roof is £32.80 per sq.m. for both top and bottom tiles on an average slope gradient. The covering tiles are available separately if you wish to use them on top of corrugated cement board roofing sheets or other substrates.
Please ask for assistance in estimating quantities needed, we will also assist you with instructions for the battening and construction of your roof.
See Spanish roof tile page for larger version of this tile.