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Tapco Synthetic Slate Artificial Roof Tile - Pack of 25

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Description

Made from recyclable plastic and Dolomite limestone, TapcoSlate has the random texture and edges of natural slate.

  • TapcoSlate is lightweight, (from only 12 kgs/sq. metre), easy to handle and can be fixed by either hammer and nail or nail gun.
  • Strong, cost effective, recyclable and attractive.
  • No breakage, wastage, drilling or sorting required.
  • Available in a range of attractive colours and blends.
  • A production induced camber ensures the slates follow the roof contours for maximum wind uplift protection.
  • TapcoSlates have excellent weathering characteristics; they will not curl, lift or delaminate, and are impermeable to water.
  • When tested to BS476 part 3, an AA fire rating is achieved for installation on boarded roofs.
  • BBA Certified.
  • TapcoSlates are backed by a Limited Lifetime warranty.

Size (Slate)

17.5” x 11.6” (445mm x 295mm) (including horizontal spacers).

Weight (Slate)

0.65 kgs.

Minimum Pitch

14.5 degrees (boarded/felt + batten roof).
22.5 degrees (felt/batten roof).

Gauge

6” at 14 to 25 degrees.
6.5” at 25 to 27.5 degrees.
7” at 27.5 to 30 degrees.
7.5” above 30 degrees.

Please also see coverage/gauge table on the FAQ page or the Fixing Guide.

Coverage

22 slates/sq. metre at 14 to 25 degrees.
20 slates/sq. metre at 25 to 27.5 degrees.
19 slates/sq. metre at 27.5 to 30 degrees.
18 slates/sq. metre above 30 degrees.

Please also see coverage/gauge table on the FAQ page or the Fixing Guide.

Packaging Pallet

1600 Slates (1.04 tonnes).
Bundle: 25 slates (16.25kg).

Batten Size

1.5” (38mm) by 1” (25mm) treated battens (minimum).

Fixing

Large-headed galvanised 1.2” (30mm) by 0.1” (2.5mm) steel nails (using hammer or nail-gun).
Aluminium or copper nails may also be used, but driving them through the slate may cause bending.

Cutting

Fine-toothed handsaw, jigsaw, circular saw, or sharp utility blade.

Storage

TapcoSlates should not be stored on roof decks in such a manner as to over-stress and/or damage the deck and supporting structure.

Cold Weather Installation

  • TapcoSlates should be stored in original packaging in a storage facility where the temperature meets or exceeds 7°C.
  • Use protective coverage over all pallets while being temporarily stored on-site.
  • TapcoSlates must be conditioned at a temperature no lower than 7°C for twenty-four (24) hours prior to use.
  • TapcoSlate may be installed at temperatures as low as 0°C but must be hand fastened, the use of a pneumatic gun below 7°C will result in cracking and webbing in the fastened area.
  • Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s installation requirements for all underlay or membrane and any other applications.
  • Comply with any and all local building regulations.

Note of Caution

The slates can be slippery under certain conditions and job site safety procedures should be enforced.

Delivery Notes - Our slates are typically delivered on a six-wheeled lorry (11m long & 2.4m wide) with a tail-lift facility to offload on solid, level ground with a pump truck.
Non-compliance to delivery restrictions may result in additional delivery charges. Should you specifically require a crane or small vehicle offload, please notify us at the time of placing the order, as an additional charge may be incurred. Please allow 5% extra in the ordered quantity to cover acceptable breakage in transporting natural slate products

Dimensions

WIDTH 295mm LENGTH 445mm

Details

Colour Stone Black
Pewter Grey
Red Rock
Plum
Brick Red
Chestnut Brown
Coachman Mix
Classic Olive
Material Limestone Slate Minimum Pitch 14 Degrees Maximum Pitch 90 Degrees

Questions & Answers

Question:

Hi do these come with pre-drilled holes?

Answer:

No these are not pre drilled but you can nail through them when installing.

Question:

What felt would you recommend to go underneath this? On a garden outbuilding office

Answer:

You could use any breathable underfelt but we would reccomend the below economical option for a garden building.

https://www.roofingsuperstore.co.uk/product/tlx-uv15-breathable-pitched-roofing-felt-50m-1m.html

Question:

Hi what is the life span of this product? We used them on a conservatory and was really impressed. Is it the sort of product we can use on a main roof ?

Answer:

The Tapco slate has a 40 year warranty but you could expect them to last in excess of 40-50 years if laid correctly. Fine to use on the main roof of a house.

Question:

how many Tapco slates per square meter

Answer:

Coverage depending on roof pitch.

22 slates/sq. metre at 14 to 25 degrees.
20 slates/sq. metre at 25 to 27.5 degrees.
19 slates/sq. metre at 27.5 to 30 degrees.
18 slates/sq. metre above 30 degrees.

Question:

Looking at accompanying video it looks like these can be fixed direct to boarded roof without need for battens - is that correct?

Answer:

Yes these can go straight onto a boarded roof or onto battens.

Reviews

5 / 5 13 reviews
David MILLET
Reviewing Tapco Synthetic Slate Artificial Roof Tile - Plum (706) (Pack of 25)
28th October 2021
Fantastic product, thank you!
Edward Powell
Reviewing Tapco Synthetic Slate Artificial Roof Tile - Stone Black (801) (Pack of 25)
11th October 2021
Excellent quality. Very good product.
Anthony Devenish
Reviewing Tapco Synthetic Slate Roof Tile - Red Rock (809) (Pack of 25)
20th September 2021
Great product.
Gary Kirk
Reviewing Tapco Synthetic Slate Artificial Roof Tile - Stone Black (801) (Pack of 25)
27th June 2021
Exactly what I wanted excellent product will use again
MAUREEN PICKFORD
Reviewing Tapco Synthetic Slate Artificial Roof Tile - Stone Black (801) (Pack of 25)
20th June 2021
Great product, Shed roof is looking great,as are the log stores roofs.
Tony Hamilton
Reviewing Tapco Synthetic Slate Artificial Roof Tile - Chestnut Brown (712) (Pack of 25)
1st May 2021
These tiles are really good and so versatile easy to cut and look realistic I have used many times on conservatory roof replacement and would even use them on a conventional roof
Maxwell Hopkins
Reviewing Tapco Synthetic Slate Artificial Roof Tile - Pewter Grey (804) (Pack of 25)
22nd January 2021
Superb product and delivered on time
Ann
Reviewing Tapco Synthetic Slate Artificial Roof Tile - Brick Red (709) - Pack of 25
22nd October 2020
Good product, easy to instal for someone with reasonable d.i.y. skills.
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