Due to the increase in domestic extensions with low pitch roofs the demand for low pitch roofing solutions is greater than ever.Marley Eternit offers two fibre cement products, two clay products and one concrete slate-effect product that are suited to low pitch roofing applications.
Thrutone Fibre Cement Slate has a smooth surface and square cut edges. This simplicity of profile gives a low profile product that can be used at a minimum pitch down to 15 degrees.
600mm x 300mm Thrutone tiles can be used:
Birkdale Fibre Cement Slate has a smooth surface and dressed edges that offer a pleasing traditional look.It can be used for low pitch designs down to 15° when a hook fixing method is used. The hook fixing method is specifically intended for 15- 20 degree roof pitches in moderate weather exposure areas. Conventional nail and rivet fixing can still be used for steeper pitches or for severe exposure areas.
Birkdale tiles are 600mm x 300mm, and are recommended in the following specifications:
Marley Eternit offers three types of clay tile that are suited to low pitch roofing applications.
Lincoln Clay Pantiles have an open-gauge design that is easy to fit, while still offering the bold and beautiful curves of traditional pantiles. They can are installed to meet the latest fixing requirements of BS 5534 and the NHBC technical standards.
Melodie Clay Single Interlocking Pantiles have a flexible gauge. They can be used at pitches as low as 12.5 degrees with a headlap of 92mm, with rafter lengths up to 6 metres.
Edgemere Interlocking Slate is a large format concrete roof covering with a thin leading edge for a slate-like appearance.