Tiled Roofs

Introduction

Tiles have been around for thousands of years with the first known clay tiles found in ancient Greece in the 3rd millennium BC.

Nowadays, tiles are still made in clay and also concrete, metal, and other man-made materials.

Tiles can give different appearances to a building depending on the colour and shape specified.

Each new tile roof is laid onto a solid 50mm x 25mm graded tanalised timber batten which will resist any moisture in the atmosphere, and in the worst case, any water ingress during the life of the roof.

The tiles are fixed with non-ferrous fixings such as copper nails or aluminum-alloy nails that are designed to last many decades before perishing and weakening.

The old tile roofs we come across nowadays are usually failing because the nails used in the old days were not non-ferrous, which means they rot and eventually break. The timber battens are usually untreated timber and these weaken too.

Tiles are also more prone to frost damage than slates which is what causes most roof failures where tiles are the covering

Laying slates, especially around detail areas such as valleys, chimneys and roof windows, is best left to the experts. It's not a case of putting a couple of nails in and hoping for the best.
Special tools and practices are used when cutting and fitting around detail to ensure the tile isn't weakened and that it's going to stay put for the lifespan of the roof.

Tiled Roofs, when professionally installed by enthusiastic fitters (who love nothing more than to stand back at the end of each roof and admire their own work), WILL 100% make your property look amazing.

When chosen carefully a tile compliments all types of building, brick, stone, metal, timber cladded and compliments any building colour.

We guarantee our tile roofs for 15 years, although we estimate that the roof should last in excess of 50 years if correctly fitted with the best materials.
  • Do you have a roof that has a lot of detail going on? Steps, parapet walls, rooflights, pipe penetrations?
  • Can you see your new roof from anywhere else?
  • A window, your garden or drive?
  • Can your neighbours see it?
We all want our houses to look as amazing as possible and you will not be disappointed with the stunning good looks of your shiny new tiled roof.

Because of the relatively low cost, and less tiles per sq metre than slate, tiles can often come in at a much lower outlay than slates.

They are also much faster to lay especially on bigger roofs.

We have been fitting these tiled roofs since 1999 and we still always look for improvements in the fitting process every year as technology advances.

Since 1999 we have created a fitting process that is as perfect as it possibly can be.

It's not all plain slating though. Here's some things to look out for:
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Watch our for cheap tiles

Some manufacturers of new tiles will release the tiles before they have fully cured. This makes the tiles weak, walking on the tiles will cause cracking and breakages, often unnoticed until the broken tile slips out in the future.
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Your guarantee

  • Once your roof has been fully checked and signed off, you will get a full written guarantee from Stace Roofing.
  • Your guarantee from us will include a no quibble repair policy should anything go wrong with your roof for the period stated on your quotation and invoice.
  • We will pay for any scaffolding that is needed to get back onto your roof and all of the labour and materials needed to fix the defect.
  • In the highly unlikely event that any problems arise in the future, you will not need to worry.
Included in your standard guarantee:
  • The Roofing Materials - Any defects covered by Stace Roofing and the manufacturer.
  • The workmanship - covered by Stace Roofing
Included in your Premium Guarantee
  • The Roofing Materials - Any defects covered by Stace Roofing and the manufacturer.
  • The workmanship - covered by Stace Roofing
  • Full deposit protection. An insurance policy that starts as soon as your deposit has been received. (Competent Roofer Scheme - Insulated Refurbishment work only)
  • Building Regulation Compliance Certificate to cover all the work. (Competent Roofer Scheme - Insulated Refurbishment work only)
  • Post Completion Insurance Backed Guarantee covering all work for 10 years. covered by Certass (Competent Roofer Scheme - Insulated Refurbishment work only)
Premium guarantees are issued as standard with all fully insulated refurbishments and re-roofs.

Please see our Warm roof and Insulation details for more information on how your roof might fall under the Competent Roofer scheme and get a premium guarantee.

So tile is the best choice for you if:
  • You want the best looking roof covering that will complement the appearance of your building
  • You want good value for money
  • You have a roof that has complicated detail that could cause future problems
  • You want virtually zero maintenance for the next 50 years
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Your next steps

Click here to get a copy of our flat roof buyers guide.
Click here to book a survey
Click here to get a quote
Click here to request a call back
Or call us on 01664 431370 or freephone 0800 555 5555

Please look out in your inbox for our thank you email which will contain your free access to our 11 point Homebuyers guide which will show you the essential do's and don'ts when employing any contractor to work on your property.
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Technical information

Colours: Many. Usually Red, Brown, Grey
Detail suitability: Perfect for Complex detail by experienced fitters
Warm-Roof Compatible: Yes, counter-battens can be laid over PIR insulation slabs to create a fully insulated roof at rafter level.
Warranty: Up to 20 Years
Life Expectancy: 50+ Years
UV resistant: Yes
Weight/m2: up to 60kg per sq metre
Maintenance: Low
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What our clients say

How refreshing to deal with a thoroughly professional company who understand customer service and quality work. The team treated my house as a home not a building site and nothing was too much trouble. I would have no hesitation in recommending them

Simon King

It was a pleasure dealing with a Company that provides a highly professional and considerate service. I have received a number of (good) comments regarding the works from neighbours and also a note through the front door - all of whom asked who was carrying the work and for your contact details which I have passed on - I hope you get at least one enquiry from those.

Simon Barnes

Stace Roofing provide a quality professional service delivered by skilled staff who are polite, considerate and leave the site clean and tidy.

Mr P Roffey

Stace Roofing have consistently supported our works with excellent workmanship, friendly advice, great flexibility and assistance above and beyond the call of duty, providing a user friendly non-contractual service, favouring open and honest discussion.

Mr Martin Kempler