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Tiling basics. Few questions.

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by pilsbury, 22 Nov 2017.

  1. pilsbury

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    My battening is coming along. Gonna be nipping out to some reclaim yards this week. Looking for “dirty red” clay plain tiles, arris hips, valleys and ridges. Not to worried about getting a good match for the plain tiles, but getting the eaves tiles and tile and a half’s along with the ridges, hips and valleys all matching might be tricky.

    I have verges, hips and valleys. Where do I start?

    Start at verge so I have a nice alternating full time/tile+half? Then make cuts where it meets valley- never cut less than half a full tile?

    Same for starting at a wall. Start there with full tiles/tile+half then cut tiles when it meets hip or valley?

    I also have one side with a hip one end and a valley on the other. Where to start there? Middle? One end?

    Am I correct in that you never use less than half a full tile? Or bigger?

    If the reclaim yard doesn’t know, how do I tell I’m getting the right arris hips? Been told they tend to come in 40 and 45 degrees. My roof is 40.

    Help appreciated
     
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    No reason not to work from the verge , even if it means working left to right.
    Hip & valley I would generally work from the hip. not the middle.
    cuts , if you need to cut to a half then use a t&h or use a soaker under the cut if t&h are short
     
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    What do these dirty red ones look like?

    IMG_4651.JPG

    Anything like those?
     
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    We’ll i suppose the underside does :whistle:
     
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    Those tiles should be in the skip. They are delaminating badly and serve no further purpose as roof tiles. I did note the proliferation of shale remnants, in the images you posted earlier.
     
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    I think Ian is trying to flog them to me! I believe he also has a 3 legged dog on a piece of string and sells pegs, lucky heather and tarmac. ;)
     
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    Not all bad, second row from back third stack in, seventeenth tile down looks good
     
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    99p no reserve, they are all the ones that came off in one piece, some good, some not so good.
     
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