What We Do

We offer a vast range of roof tiles such as heritage, French terracotta, shingle tiles, slim line concrete tiles and standard builders range tiles. We are a distributor for Boral roof tiles and specialise in Residential roofing , Heritage roofing, Commercial roofing, Re- Roofing, Roof extensions, Roof restorations and steel battening.

Roof tiling involves a systematic process of installing individual roof tiles to create a durable and visually appealing roof surface. Here is a general overview of how a roof is tiled:

  1. Preparation: The first step is to prepare the roof for tiling. This typically involves ensuring the roof structure is sound, making any necessary repairs, and installing a suitable underlayment. The underlayment acts as a secondary barrier against water and provides added protection to the roof.
  2. Setting up guidelines: Roofers use chalk lines or string lines to mark horizontal and vertical guidelines on the roof’s surface. These guidelines help ensure straight and aligned tile installation.
  3. Starter course: The starter course consists of specially designed tiles that are installed at the roof’s edge or eaves. These tiles provide a solid foundation for the rest of the tiling process.
  4. Tile installation: Roof tiles are installed from the bottom up, row by row, following the predetermined guidelines. The specific method of installation varies depending on the type of tiles being used.
    • Interlocking tiles: These tiles have interlocking features that allow them to fit together securely. Each tile is positioned to overlap the one below it and is often secured with nails or clips.
    • Overlapping tiles: Some tiles are designed to overlap each other without interlocking features. They are installed by overlapping the lower row with the upper row, typically secured with nails.
    • Fixing tiles: Roof tiles are usually fixed to the roof structure using nails or screws. The specific fixing method depends on the type of tile and the roof design.
  5. Cutting and shaping tiles: As tiles reach the edges, valleys, or other roof features, they may need to be cut or shaped to fit correctly. Roofers use specialized tools such as tile cutters or angle grinders to achieve the desired shape and size.
  6. Ridge and hip tiles: Once the main area of the roof is tiled, ridge tiles are installed along the ridgeline, and hip tiles are installed along the hips or angled edges of the roof. These tiles provide a finished appearance and help to seal the roof’s junctions.
  7. Finishing touches: After the tiles are installed, roofers typically inspect the roof, ensuring all tiles are properly secured, aligned, and any necessary adjustments are made. They also check for any gaps or areas that may require additional sealing or waterproofing.

It’s important to note that roof tiling is a skilled task that should be carried out by professional roofers. They have the expertise, knowledge, and tools to ensure proper installation, weatherproofing, and adherence to building codes and regulations.