Tapco Synthetic Slate - Red Rock (809) - Pack of 500

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Product 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.
  • TapcoSlates are backed by a Limited Lifetime warranty.
  • 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).


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.


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).


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.


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


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.

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