Concrete Roof Tiles
Concrete roof tiles provide exceptional durability and longevity. They can be seen atop millions of properties right across Britain, in a staggering range of colours and profiles. Concrete tiles are popular not just for their strength and the visual...
Concrete roof tiles provide exceptional durability and longevity. They can be seen atop millions of properties right across Britain, in a staggering range of colours and profiles.
Concrete tiles are popular not just for their strength and the visual variety on offer, but also their cost-effectiveness. They’re a great way to adorn the roof of any property, no matter your style or surroundings.
We work with leading brands to provide homeowners with a fantastic range of concrete tiles. These include Redland, Marley and Sandtoft.
Each of these brands has decades of experience in crafting high-quality concrete roofing tiles using only the very best in materials and manufacturing. Each of their concrete roof tiles also conforms to rigorous British Standards.
So, whether you’re looking to replace the existing roof tiles on your property or in search of a beautiful roof for a new build, concrete tiles are an ideal solution. Simply choose from our broad range of brands, profiles, styles and colours to suit you.
Benefits of Concrete Tiles
The fact that concrete roof tiles are used on millions of properties across the globe isn’t a coincidence.
Their massive popularity is due to their combination of durability, aesthetics, and cost. However, these roof tiles offer a number of other benefits for homeowners and tradespeople alike.
Choice of Styles
Few roofing materials offer a greater variety of styles, colours, and finishes as concrete roof tiles. This is thanks to their long history, and the influence of numerous European cultures over the centuries.
Some of the most popular profiles introduced include the iconic double roman tile, minimalistic plain tile, detailed pantile and more.
Our concrete tile range is also available in a broad selection of colours. This means you’ll be able to pair your tiles with your property with ease. Our tiles are also available in both smooth and granular textured finishes.
Marley roof tiles, Redland roof tiles and Sandtoft roof tiles use only the highest-grade concrete to manufacture their roof tiles. In tandem with their proven manufacturing techniques, your roof will prove incredibly resistant to any damage. You can even expect these roof tiles to adorn your property for well over 60 years.
They’ll also require minimal maintenance across that time, aside from occasional cleaning. In addition, any tiles that may become damaged are easy to replace thanks to the innovative interlocking design used by manufacturers.
Whether you’ll be installing your concrete tiles using a dry fix method or mortar, ensuring that you do so in line with British Standards is vital. Each of our concrete roof tiles goes through industry-leading testing to ensure their suitability.
This includes the code of practice for slating and tiling, also referred to as BS 5534:2014. By using tiles that comply with this standard, you ensure the security, durability, and weather-tightness of your roof.
Continued innovation in the design and manufacturing of concrete tiles has made them faster and easier to install as time has gone on.
One revolution in roof tile installation was the interlocking mechanism, which allows tiles to click together, so achieving perfect alignment is a breeze.
Not only will you be saving time and minimising disruption to family life, but labour costs will also be reduced due to fewer man hours being needed.
Have Questions About Our Concrete Roof Tiles?
Whatever your question, our helpful team is here to assist. Simply use the online chat or call 01295 565 565 to have your questions answered. They will be able to suggest the best roofing material for your project whilst keeping the overall cost low.
Want some more information about concrete roof tiles then read one of handy guides below:
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Concrete Roof Tile?
A concrete tile is typically produced from a mixture of cement, sand, and water. Often referred to as a 'Flat Roof Tile', they are available in a range of styles to suit your property.
They have been used on properties throughout Europe for centuries, largely due to their durability. Whilst they have remained virtually unchanged, many now feature an interlocking design.
As with most tiles, concrete roof tiles are only suitable for pitched roofs. This is as capillary action may occur on a low pitched roof and water ingress may follow.
How Much Do These Tiles Weigh?
These roof tiles can weigh as much as 75kg per square meter. Although this is largely dependent upon the individual tile and headlap being used.
Concrete tiles are, therefore, amongst the heaviest roofing materials. Especially when compared to synthetic alternatives, which weigh as little as 7kg per square meter.
What is the Coverage of These Tiles?
The amount of coverage provided by these roof tiles is dependent upon your pitch. This is as you will need to alter your headlap accordingly, which ultimately reduces the amount of coverage provided by each tile.
Simply refer to the technical data on each of our concrete roof tiles to confirm the cover length and width. This will also provide guidance on the appropriate headlap for your pitch.
Will My Roof Tiles Be Damaged in Transport?
Whilst metal or plastic roof tiles don't typically withstand damage during transportation, concrete roof tiles may. We always recommend that you order slightly more tiles than you require. In some circumstances, between 5% - 10% of your roof tiles could chip or crack during delivery.
How Long Do Concrete Roof Tiles Last?
Concrete roof tiles can be expected to last up to 50 years before needing major repairs or replacement.
This is thanks to the incredible strength of concrete, as well as continued development in the design and manufacturing of concrete tiles.
There are many buildings across the UK and Europe that were rebuilt largely using concrete after the Second World War, and their roofs stand to this day.