Fibre Cement Slates
Fibre cement slates offer the refined appearance of natural slate tiles at a fraction of the cost. Available in a range of finishes including smooth and riven faces, and square or dressed edges. Any of these fantastic options will truly add value, ch...
Fibre cement slates offer the refined appearance of natural slate tiles at a fraction of the cost. Available in a range of finishes including smooth and riven faces, and square or dressed edges. Any of these fantastic options will truly add value, character, and kerb appeal to your property. All whilst being incredibly easy to install and requiring virtually no ongoing maintenance.
Much like natural slate roof tiles, fibre cement slates age beautifully, gaining a striking natural patina over time. They’re particularly suited for waterfront properties, as fibre cement is highly resistant to erosion from salt and moisture. Fibre cement roof tiles are incredibly hard-wearing and can be expected to last for decades before needing repair or replacement.
Unlike many traditional roofing materials, fibre cement slates are wonderfully lightweight – up to six times lighter than concrete tiles! This means fibre cement roof tiles can be used on properties without additional structural support. This makes them perfect for new builds, which often feature timber framing.
Benefits of Fibre Cement Roof Tiles
- Gorgeous Aesthetic– Fibre cement tiles offer a premium, contemporary aesthetic that’s nearly indistinguishable from natural slate. Ideal for both renovation projects and new builds.
- Incredibly Lightweight– Their light weight allows fibre cement slates to be used on a wide variety of structures. These could be residential or commercial properties, as well as extensions, sheds, and garages.
- Superb Durability– As well as the appearance, fibre cement slates also mimic the fantastic durability of natural roof slates. Highly resistant to impacts as well as weather damage.
- Low Cost – Fibre cement slate is one of the most cost-effective roofing materials. Not only is your initial investment low but these roof tiles will require virtually no ongoing work to maintain.
Have More Questions About Our Fibre Cement Slates?
If you have more questions about our fibre cement tiles, simply speak to our team online or by telephone. With over 40 years of experience in roofing, we can help you pick the ideal solution for your project. We’ll also ensure that you have all the appropriate fixings and flashings to achieve a faultless finish.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Fibre Cement?
Fibre cement is a composite material used in a variety of construction applications, such as roofing and cladding. The material largely consists of cement but also features fibre reinforcement. This combination of materials provides unrivalled strength and durability.
The unique combination of cement and fibre reinforcement also provides you with a safe construction material. Most fibre cement slates, sheets, and cladding have been through thorough fire testing and should have received certification for this.
Fibre cement materials therefore offer superb durability and safety whilst being cost-effective. Making them ideal for both renovation and new build projects, whether it be on a residential or commercial property.
Does Fibre Cement Contain Asbestos?
Whilst old fibre cement products may contain traces of asbestos, those manufactured today do not. This is due to the harm that asbestos can cause, and UK regulators banning the use of asbestos in construction materials. You can therefore use our range of fibre cement roof tiles with the confidence that they are asbestos-free.
If you are removing old fibre cement materials, however, you should take care. This is as old fibre cement slates, sheets and cladding may in fact contain asbestos. If this is the case you will need to consult a qualified professional to ensure your safety and the safety of those around you.
How Do You Cut Fibre Cement Slates?
Cutting fibre cement roof tiles is incredibly simple and can be done entirely using hand tools. This eliminates the need to have access to a power supply, as well as issues such as silica dust. Score the slates using a scriber, and then either snap them over a straight edge, or cut the slates using a guillotine, hand saw or reciprocating saw.