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nailing mini stonewold roof tiles

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by redders1, 1 Aug 2009.

  1. redders1

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    I am about to tile my single storey extension with Redland mini stonewolds. I have heard different views about nailing the tiles, from every third row to be nailed to just the verge tiles to just the occasional tile requiring nailing.
    I have had a look at the Redland zonal fixing guide and this basically states that each tile should be twice nailed, but they do not require clips!
    I was just wondering what the pro's would do in this situation. As stated it is a single storey extension with the ridge at about 4 m high. Pitch is 21.5 degrees. 11 rows with 14.5 tiles per row.
    Any thoughts appreciated.
     
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    These tiles are roughly 5Kg a piece. It would take quite a breeze to shift them. Unless your roof is in a particularly exposed location I wouldn't have thought you needed to do more than every 3rd course, expecially with lowish pitch you're using.

    A few years ago I went to buy some tile clips as recommended in the Marley fixing guide and was practically tarred and feathered by a shop full of hairy-ars*d roofers for suggesting such heresy. Guess what: the only fixings they used were gravity and cement to fill the gaps at the verges & ridge.

    With these heavy concrete tiles the only place I've ever felt the need to use additional fixings is on cut tiles around sky-lights and edges. Fingers crossed, nothing's blown off yet.
     
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    in exposed areas its advisable to mechanicaly fix every tile.

    it used to be the case when it was common practise to nail/clip every 3rd row , nowadays its usually specified that each and every tile is clipped and or head nailed.
    including eave and verge clips. makes it more difficult to do any repairs though :rolleyes: .
     
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    Southampton is on the sea, wind howls down the Solent... I'd say a minimum mechanically fix all perimeter tiles nail and clip. (including verges)plus alternate courses nailed. this as a minimum.

    but it might be in your favour to follow Redlands spec.
     
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    Basically the question you need to ask yourself is this.

    Do you want the manufacturer guarantee for the roof covering or not?

    If not, fix it however you please.
     
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