Roofing Systems

Slates And Tiles

A traditional and popular method of covering pitched and vertical panels.

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About Slates And Tiles.

Western Counties Roofing are the largest roofing contractor in the South West with over 20 years experience in slating and tiling roofing systems.

Slating and tiling is both a traditional and popular method of covering pitched and vertical panels.

As market leaders in slating and tiling in the South West, Western Counties Roofing is recognised as a leading, reputable, quality assured contractor who delivers excellent solutions for roofing systems, following recommendations of leading manufactures guaranteeing the best products and technologies are demonstrated incorporating traditional and new methods with safety at the forefront. Western counties roofing use a vast range of product types, from concrete interlocking and small format natural slates, to man-made and reclaimed slate, and clay.

Western Counties Roofing have a strong workforce and dedicated teams who specialise in slate and tiling ensuring quality and standards are maintained at all times. Our slate and tiling contracting services range from new builds to commercial coverings across all markets and sectors.

To ensure that demands are met Western Counties roofing import slate directly from quarries from Spain and Brazil where slate is produced exclusively for Western Counties Roofing. Western Counties Roofing only use slate that this graded to the European Standard BS EN 12326-1 and -2.

Western Counties roofing only use the finest qualify slate and tiles graded to standard respectively. All products are purchased from leading suppliers or imported directly from quarries in Spain and Brazil where the Berbier slate is produced exclusively for Western Counties Roofing.

Market leaders such as Lafarge roofing systems, Marley Eternit, & SIG are important links to our supply chain, each has strategically placed manufacturers and distribution points, making products readily available.

We employ qualified leadsmiths who work in conjunction with the roof tilers and slaters. Ensuring all detailing required is installed in accordance with BS 5534 Slating & Tiling.

About Slate & Tile Systems

Slate and tiling is both a traditional and popular method of providing a waterproof outer layer to pitched and vertical roofs. Any roof with a 15° or greater roof pitch is defined as a pitched or sloped. A typical roof pitch in the UK for a traditional style house will be 40°- 50° but can go up to 70° depending on the period of which it was built and what is considered to be aesthetically pleasing to the architect.

The roof is usually designed by the architect and there are several variations of roof designs but the two basic shapes that most roofs use in their designs are gable and hip, a complex roof design can incorporate both these elements. Regardless of the design a typical pitched roof is made up of 4 elements: Wooden joists which support the weight of the roof; A breathable membrane to reduce wind up-lift and offers secondary protection to any water ingress.

Timber battens – Western Counties roofing only use products certified to FSC & PEFC to ensure all timber used has come from and are actively working towards helping maintain sustainable forests.

WCR only use factory pre graded batten to ensure it is safe, strong and as long lasting as possible, all batten are clearly marked with the standard and dyed either Red, Blue or Gold.
The roof can then be completed with a number of materials available including natural slate, manmade slate, clay or concrete tile.

When selecting the roof covering a number of factors need consideration these include: planning restrictions, aesthetic requirements, site exposure, pitch of the roof and finally cost. Slates and tiles come in a variety of shapes, sizes, textures and colours. There are several different fixing methods to suit any design requirement, with a vast range of ridge, verge, valley, flashing and dryfix systems to cater for specific applications and different sets of conditions.

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