1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

Adhesive used to secure natural roof slates?

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by Isobuke, 10 Sep 2020.

  1. Isobuke

    Isobuke

    Joined:
    10 Sep 2020
    Messages:
    1
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    Ireland
    Hi,

    Had 3 natural roof slates replaced along same course (row) of a pitched roof (pitch is about 45degrees - typical pitch most houses).
    Roofer used tube of adhesive and said nails not needed these days.
    No other mechanical fixings used.

    With all the latest technology in adhesives, is this correct/allowed nowadays.
     
  2. Sponsored Links
  3. catlad

    catlad

    Joined:
    29 Jul 2011
    Messages:
    4,591
    Thanks Received:
    674
    Location:
    Lancashire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I've never done it like that, I can't see the point!
    There are some powerful mastics on the market now but what is stopping the slates sliding out before they set.
     
  4. Makie

    Makie

    Joined:
    8 Mar 2018
    Messages:
    106
    Thanks Received:
    17
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Whenever I use glue on a repair I always put a lead tingle in to hold it in place.
     
  5. datarebal

    datarebal

    Joined:
    1 May 2007
    Messages:
    3,136
    Thanks Received:
    606
    Location:
    Hampshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    It's not good practice at all.
    Natural slates are mechanically fixed by nails or hooks.
    Repairs should follow this .. hall hooks are great and virtually invisible, lead tingles where pretty traditional and common look bad
    Sticking a slate on a 45 pitch will fail before long depending on cleavage
     
    Last edited: 12 Sep 2020
  6. Makie

    Makie

    Joined:
    8 Mar 2018
    Messages:
    106
    Thanks Received:
    17
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Don't disagree, it's still the way it's done in Scotland.
     
  7. datarebal

    datarebal

    Joined:
    1 May 2007
    Messages:
    3,136
    Thanks Received:
    606
    Location:
    Hampshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Glue or tingles? curious

    Edit, Sorry re read your previous. both is better than adhesive alone.
     
  8. Makie

    Makie

    Joined:
    8 Mar 2018
    Messages:
    106
    Thanks Received:
    17
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Tingles, I just like using both rather than the tingle
     
  9. DIYnot Local

    DIYnot Local

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2019
    Country:
    United Kingdom

    If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

    Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.


    Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

     
  10. Sponsored Links
Loading...

Share This Page