Pitched Roofing

Cembrit takes the high road

Cembrit says it has expanded its portfolio of roofing accessories with the Cembrit Slate Mono Ridge Ventilation, a fibre cement product that provides ridge capping for pitched roofs. Cembrit Slate Mono Ridge Ventilation is specifically designed to provide a high level of ridgeline ventilation. Colour-matched for use with Cembrit fibre cement slates, the ridge is said to be suitable for monopitch roofs ranging from 20° to 40°. The range includes start and end caps for a neat finish. Weighing 4kg, the product is lightweight, making it easy to transport and carry up to roof level. At 530mm in length, it is said to be possible to carry two linear metres of ridge at a time. Ged Ferris, marketing manager of Cembrit, commented: “Monopitch ridges are regularly requested and we are pleased to offer a ventilated option that allows designers and building owners to comply with roof ventilation standards.

“The Slate Mono Ridge Ventilation provides a visually appealing and weathertight roof. With its quick and easy installation, we are confident the product will tick all the boxes for our customers.”

The ridges do not require electric power for cutting, or any dust suppression equipment, equalling a much easier and quicker fitting process. They can be dry fixed with readily available colour-matched “sela” type screws and installation is not dependent on getting the correct mortar mix, or having to wait for dry weather.

Cembrit Slate Mono Ridge Ventilation reportedly has an air capacity of 5,000 mm² per linear metre. The ridge meets the requirements of British Standard BS5250 ‘Control of Condensation in Buildings’ when fitted to the requirements of BS5534 ‘Code of Practice of Slating and Tiling’.