Fibre Cement Roofing Sheets
Fibre cement roofing sheets are made from a composite of cellulose fibres, cement and sand, which is semi-compressed and formed into a corrugated profile for fantastic strength and durability. This st...
Fibre cement roofing sheets are made from a composite of cellulose fibres, cement and sand, which is semi-compressed and formed into a corrugated profile for fantastic strength and durability. This strength, along with their energy efficiency, reasonable cost and simple installation makes them ideal for large projects such as agricultural or industrial buildings. Plus, they’ve got a life expectancy of over 50 years, with minimal maintenance required.
We’re proud to work with leading fibre cement roofing manufacturers Eternit to offer a fantastic selection of fibre cement sheets in both profile 3 and profile 6. Thanks to over 100 years’ commitment to excellence in product design and engineering, their sheets are some of the very finest in the industry. Every corrugated fibre cement roofing sheet they manufacture either meets or exceeds the rigorous standards set by British and European regulations, as well as the BBA. These sheets can be installed on roofs with pitches as low as 10°, all the way up to 90°.
Another reason why fibre cement sheets have become so popular is just how fantastically resilient they are. A fibre cement roof will require very little maintenance throughout its lifetime, aside from occasional cleaning. This is because these sheets are virtually immune to anything that usually plagues roofing materials, including weather damage, chemicals, rust, rot, fungi, and UV light. Fibre cement is also highly sustainable, taking less energy to manufacture than any other building material but timber.
What’s more, there is no better option than fibre cement roofing sheets for creating a comfortable living environment in the space below. This is because fibre cement is naturally breathable, which improves ventilation and pulls excess moisture out of the air, and helps to prevent condensation, a leading cause of issues such as mould, rotting timbers and more. The energy efficiency and insulative properties of fibre cement sheets is also very helpful in maintaining a consistent, comfortable temperature all year round. Plus, they absorb twice as much noise as metal sheets do in the rain.
As well as manufacturing or farming premises, the unique rural appearance of fibre cement roof sheets makes them perfectly suited to homes in the country. In fact, many property developers are now favouring fibre cement for its distinctive aesthetic, to truly set their homes apart. Our fibre cement sheets are available in a selection of eleven tasteful colours in both 3- and 6-inch profiles. So, no matter your project, we’re sure to have the perfect option for you.
Advantages of Fibre Cement Roof Sheets
- Durability: Fibre cement roofing is incredibly strong thanks to polypropylene reinforcing strips inserted in precisely targeted locations
- Cost: Fibre cement sheets offer great value for money due to their fantastic coverage, which reduces installation time saving on labour costs
- Installation: These sheets have been engineered to be simple for anyone to install. We offer a full range of complementary fixings for a complete system
- Lifespan: Fibre cement roof sheets have one of the longest lifespans available. In fact, they can be expected to last well over fifty years
- Maintenance: Fibre cement is nearly immune to nearly all issues that plague roofing, including moss, weather damage, UV light and more
- Sustainable: Fibre cement is actually incredibly eco-friendly. In fact, its production process takes less energy than any building material but timber
Where Can Fibre Cement Sheets Be Used?
Fibre cement sheeting is one of the most versatile forms of roofing on the market today. Its many applications include:
- Agricultural buildings such as barns
- Commercial premises and warehouses
- Garden outbuiildings and garages
- Internal and external wall cladding
Any More Questions About Fibre Cement Roofing Sheets?
If you’ve got questions about our fibre cement range or anything else, get in touch with our award-winning customer service team. With over 4 decades of experience in roofing and DIY, they’ll help you get your project started ASAP. Call them on 01295 565 565, email email@example.com or use our handy live chat.
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What Is Fibre Cement?
Fibre cement is a composite material, crafted from cement and sand reinforced with tough cellulose fibres which give this material its astounding levels of durability. Fibre cement has been used in a versatile range of applications since its invention in the late nineteenth century, but is mainly used today either as a roofing material or as cladding.
How Do You Install These Sheets?
Installing fibre cement sheets on your roof is actually rather simple, provided you take the necessary safety precautions and plan your project correctly. We’ve written a handy guide to fitting fibre cement roof sheets over on our blog, where we take you through all the steps from starting out to laying, mitring, and fixing your new fibre cement roof.
How Do You Cut These Sheets?
Fibre cement sheets can be cut using either a power saw or a hand saw. Simply mark out the line you’d like to cut using a steel rule and a marker pen, and carefully follow the line. You may wish to use a cloth to smooth out the edges of these sheets after cutting.