Nailing every tile ?? What is current roofing practice ?

24 Jul 2015
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We are stripping old (1980's) concrete pantiles, putting in new roof trusses and re-tiling with same pantiles.

I was reading something on DIYdoctor about installing velux that surprised me ... the blogger said that all slates are usually nailed but that tiles are generally laid on each other.

This site is windy. i don't think just laying tiles will do.

It will be interesting to see how the tiles have been originally fixed on when they come off.

What should I be specifying that the tiler does regarding nailing or mechanically fixing on tiles ?

I found this article which says that BS standards say every tile should be fixed.

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The new standard is every tile. Previously it was every third row plus all verge/eaves/ridge/etc. As you say, it depends where your are and how windy it is. My current house isn't nailed at all apart from verge tiles.

I'm not sure what labc enforce with regard to the new standard though.
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tin hats are great untill you have get these under them great this time of year


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