Bedding verge tiles (Marley Modern)

25 Aug 2010
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United Kingdom
I have a bungalow with a roof of Marley Modern interlocking plain tiles. The roofing felt has rotted back at the verges and eaves and needs replacing this year. My plan is to do the verges and eaves only (will also fit support trays on the eaves) and feel reasonably confident to do so, but I would like to know whether the verge tiles should be bedded on mortar as they are laid (seems a pain / slow) or can be laid first (no mortar) and then pointed up when sections of the roof have been relaid. I am aware that the tiling battens should be set back and not contact with the verge mortar.

I have read the Marley Eternit Fixing Guide for Interlocking Tiles and Slates, and the order of tiling and bedding / pointing is not clear to me.

In addition to the above, any recommendations for the:
  • roofing felt / membrane? (this will be laid only one roll wide)
  • mortar mix proportions?
Any other pointers and suggestions would be most welcome. Thanks.
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