Roof tiles provide protection for the buildings interior and are an essential part of the design process. There are many materials that can be used to make tiles, such as clay, slate concrete, plastic, and glass. Each tile has its own unique visual characteristics. The roof tiles can be attached to the structure using bolts or nails. Because the tiles are interlocking, they enhance the structural’s resistance to elements.
Plain tiles have a more classic look that attempts to replicate older tile designs. Most tiles have a flat appearance and a weathered, unique appearance. The typical dimensions for roof tiles are 270mm long, 170mm wide, and 12mm deep. However, this can vary according to the manufacturer.
Clay Pantiles, a very popular roof style in Scotland and England are extremely common. This tile is known for its distinctive ”S-shaped’ profile, which makes it one of the most beautiful roofscapes. Standard dimensions for the roof tiles are 342mm long, 252mm wide, and 69mm deep. However, this can vary depending on which manufacturer you choose.
Roman tiles are most well-known for their single and double roll. These tiles have a Mediterranean appearance because they are tapered. The Roman tile, in its concrete form is widely used on roofs across England. Standard dimensions for a single roll of roof tiles are 342mm long, 255mm wide, and 43mm deep. However, this can vary depending on which manufacturer you choose.
Roman tile is best known for having a single or two ‘rolls’ within the tile.
- Standard dimensions for single-roll roof tiles are 342mm long, 255mm wide, and 43mm deep. However, this can vary depending on which manufacturer you choose.
Traditional slate tiles are made mainly of slate. Each tile has its own unique look. Due to its striking colour, slate roofing has an impressive quality. This gives the slate roof a very high-quality appearance. A single roll of roof tiles measures 510mm in length and 255mm width. They are 6mm thick, but this could vary depending on which manufacturer you choose.
- Traditional slate tiles are made primarily of slate. Each tile is unique.