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Handmade clay tile nailing

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by shane12345, 5 Nov 2015.

  1. shane12345

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    ]Hi all. I am currently roofing a 1930s semi detached which has been extended approx another half. Reusing the original handmade 10.5 x 6.5 inch plain tiles.
    Our usual spec for these is nail the eaves, 1st tile and then every 4th row, and all at verges and valleys. Council have been out and have said I must nail every tile twice over the whole roof. I've called this bullshit and they have backed down and said I am correct as this only applies to single lap tiles.
    Who is right for future reference?
    I avoid new builds for these reasons, but would like to know for the future. Many thanks.
     
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    Latest standards are asking for every plain tile to be twice nailed.

    And yes, it is bullshit. Ridiculous actually. Broken tikes will be nigh on impossible to remove. Slaters rips will be back in fashion.
     
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    Plain tiles are double-lap, and only need nailing every 4th/5th as you suggest (other than at verges/eaves etc).
    As per usual complete bull$hit from a college-trained LABC bod.
     
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    Afraid not. It's new rules and new industry standard. Roofing companies are going gerrity. Roofers break the odd tile whilst fitting and it is taking a long time to remove and refit. Oh and the re-fitted tile will not be nailed, of course.
     
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    Absolutely ridiculous, a crock of s$×t.

    Thank God I'll be out of the trade by the time these roofs need repairs and labour costs/hours spiral.
     
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