• Roofing at low pitches (counterbattens fixed to protect nail tape at the top of the rafters and nail tape over the rafters and other fixing points)

    Modern roofing at low pitches

    We all know that roofs are pitched to enable water to run off safely to the gutters without pooling and getting into the building structure. Even flat roofs have a pitch, albeit a slight one. Hundreds, perhaps ...
  • John Mercer, Sandtoft: “Many products are supplied with guarantees and, of course, this is vitally important, but this does not necessarily ensure that a product is used in the correct way or is appropriate for the particular roof design”

    It’s all in the preparation!

    How often do you come across the phrase “it’s all in the preparation”, whether it be decorating, baking a cake, or building a shed for example?  Roof tiling is no different.  Roof tile manufacturers are often call...
  • Vertical plain tiling

    Following on from my article last month on the versatility of plain tiles, this month, I will examine the use of plain tiles in walling, or, as it is more commonly known, vertical tiling. Firstly, a quick recap on ...
  • Swept Valley

    The versatility of plain tiles

    If you were ever asked to picture a typical English scene in your mind’s eye, chances are, there would be a clay plain tile roof in there somewhere. Plain tiles have been a part of our heritage and roofscape for hundr...