Slate and tiled roofing
Slate is a durable material that’s been used to build roofs for over 700 years. It comes in three varieties – natural, artificial and zinc – and offers an authentic and beautiful roofing solution, especially for traditional-style homes.
Now, tiles have been created with similar properties that make them almost as hard wearing and long-lasting. These are produced from either concrete or clay, and are more suited to modern houses, as they’re available in an array of styles and colours.
Both of these are popular options for roofing today. And there are plenty of fantastic reasons why:
Did you know that slate roofs can last up to 150 years, and a tile roof can do so for 50 to 70? This is impressive, considering the usual lifespan of a roof is 20 to 30 years.
- Long-term value
This durability means that despite requiring a slightly larger initial investment, a slate or tile roof will always prove greater value in the long term.
Slate is mainly grey in colour but available in a variety of shades, textures and patterns, while tile comes in a wide range of designs and colours. We also offer several different fixing methods for each, to suit any roof. That means yours will be as stunning as it is sturdy.
- Protection for you and our environment
Not only is slate and tile roofing one of the most fire-resistant options that exists, but it also has environmental benefits. In fact, natural slate creates the lowest environmental impact and carbon footprint of all roofing materials.
All our slate and tile roofs are installed in accordance with the BS 5534 Slating & Tiling regulation.
What’s more, we only use factory pre-graded timber that’s been certified by the FSC and PEFC – which means it’s safe, strong and long-lasting, and was sourced sustainably and ethically.