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How many roof tiles do I need?

When installing a new roof or deciding to replace an existing roof, the roof tiles are such a contributing factor that it is essential to get the tiling right so that the project is finished on time and on budget. One of the most common issues when tiling is that homeowners aren’t sure how many roof tiles they’re going to need (even some roofers will confirm this isn’t always a straightforward calculation).

The number of tiles needed for a project is dependent on which tile you’re purchasing; because they vary in size and specification, this determines how much coverage each type of tile offers. For example, if your tile preference specifies a minimum 115mm headlap (the amount a tile is overlapped by the tile two courses above it), you’ll need more of them than if you opt for tiles that have a minimum headlap of 75mm. Roof tile manufacturers make this easier by stating the number of tiles per meter squared.

Whilst measures like pitch, batten gauge and tile size factor into how much coverage is achieved, the calculation to work out how many tiles you will need is relatively simple. Firstly, find out the area of the roof.  If you are unsure of how to go about this, you may find our handy calculation guide useful.

Once you know the area of your roof you can use this to calculate how many tiles you’ll need with this formula:

Roof Area (m²) x Tiles Per 1m²

Marley Eternit Clay Hawkins tiles, for example are 265mm x 165mm and the manufacturer specifies 60 tiles per m². So to find out how many tiles you need for this range you’ll do the sum:

57.76m² x 60 = 3465.6

To be on the safe side we recommend rounding up. In this instance, we would suggest 3470 tiles to be sure there are enough tiles to complete your project. Apply the above calculation with your requirements to work out how many roof tiles you need for any tile type. Below are the details for some of our best-selling roof tiles:

How many Marley Eternit roof tiles do I need?

Popular with our customers, here are the details for 5 of the Marley Eternit roof tile ranges with their size, pitch suitability and pallet coverage, allowing you to calculate how many tiles you need whether you’re installing them on a vertical dormer side or a 45° pitched roof. Shop for Marley Eternit Clay tiles here or for Marley Eternit Concrete tiles here.

Tile Range

Tile Size

Pitch

100mm Roof Gauge

115mm Vertical Gauge

Tiles Per Pallet

Roof Cover Per Pallet

Marley Eternit Clay Hawkins Tiles 265mm x 165mm 30° – 90° 60 tiles/m2 53 tiles/m2 1260 21 m2
Marley Eternit Clay Ashdowne Tiles 265mm x 165mm 35° – 90° 60 tiles/m2 53 tiles/m2 1155 19.25 m2
Marley Eternit Clay Acme Single Camber Tiles 265mm x 165mm 30° – 90° 60 tiles/m2 53 tiles/m2 1260 21 m2
Marley Eternit Clay Acme Double Camber Tiles 265mm x 165mm 35° – 90° 60 tiles/m2 53 tiles/m2 1260 21 m2
Marley Eternit Concrete Plain Roof Tiles 267mm x 168mm 35° – 90° 60 tiles/m2 53 tiles/m2 900 15 m2

 

How many Redland roof tiles do I need?

Redland concrete tiles and Redland clay tiles are another popular product. Use the following information to work out how many roof tiles you need for your project:

Tile Range

Tile Size

Pitch

35° – 89° Tile Qty

90° Tile Qty

Tiles Per Pallet

35° – 89° Cover Per Pallet

90° Cover Per Pallet

Redland Concrete Plain Roof Tiles 266mm x 165mm 35° – 90° 60 tiles/m2 52 tiles/m2 768 12.8 m2 14.7 m2
Redland Clay Rosemary Craftsman Roof Tiles 265mm x 165mm 35° – 90° 60 tiles/m2 52 tiles/m2 720 12 m2 13.8 m2

 

How many Kents Clay Tiles roof tiles do I need?

Kent Clay Tiles are one of the newest roof tile ranges to Roofing Superstore and are already a customer favourite. These handmade tiles are traditional and one of the last ranges of handmade clay tiles to be manufactured in the UK. Find out how many tiles you need with the table below.

Tile Range

Tile Size

Pitch

100mm Roof Gauge

114mm Vertical Gauge

Tiles Per Pallet

Roof Cover Per Pallet

Kent Clay Hanbury Handmade Roof Tiles 266mm x 165mm 35° – 75° 60 tiles/m2 53 tiles/m2 1000 16 m2
Kent Clay Spicer Handmade Peg Roof Tiles 255mm x 150mm 40° – 75° 70 tiles/m2 64 tiles/m2 1300 18.5 m2

 

Still not sure how many roof tiles you need?

Shop all of our roof tiles, including tiles from Dreadnaught, Cembrit and Forticrete. Contact our helpline on 01752 692 790 to get a comprehensive idea of how many roof tiles you need from any of our roof tiles. Alternatively, use our live chat in the bottom right to speak to one of our experts.

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