Smooth surface and dressed edges
A smooth surface and dressed edges offers a traditional and pleasing look at an affordable price, using nail and rivet fixing down to 20°.
The combination of colour, edge finish and design flexibility that the Birkdale offers means it is ideal as both a roofing and cladding solution, used on numerous projects including the Tally Ho training centre in Birmingham and the Holcombe Moor Army base near Bury.
We also have a low pitch Birkdale fibre cement slate option that can be used for low pitch designs down to 15° (with hook fixing)* offering the designer and contractor more flexible aesthetic and installation options.
If you would like to find out more about our truly complete roof system, underwritten by a 15 year warranty, please click here.
* Fully tested for weathertightness in accordance with CEN TR 15601 standard and subject to exposure category and rafter length.
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600mm x 300mm
100mm lap - 22.5° (Moderate Exposure) / 25° (Severe Exposure)
110mm lap - 20° (Moderate Exposure) / 22.5° (Severe Exposure)
245mm - 250mm
13.4 slates/m² at 100mm lap
13.6 slates/m² at 110mm lap
20.4kg/m2 (0.20 kN/m2) at 100mm headlap
20.9kg/m2 (0.20 kN/m2) at 110mm headlap
4.00 lin.m/m2 at 100mm headlap
4.08 lin.m/m2 at 110mm headlap
38mm x 25mm for rafters/supports not exceeding 450mm centres (fixed to BS 5534)
50mm x 25mm for rafters/supports not exceeding 600mm centres (fixed to BS 5534)
Slate Nails (30mm x 2.65mm)
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Need a complete roof system? We’ve got you covered. Welcome to the most comprehensive roof system on the market. At Marley Eternit, we’ve pulled together all the elements you need to specify high-performance roofs for any type of scheme into one advanced solution. So now you can source everything – from the battens and underlay, through to the roof covering, components and fixings.
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Can achieve an A+ rating in the BRE Green Guide to Specification
Manufactured under high pressure and air cured
Cement, silica, fibres, pigments and fillers
> 60 years
Fibre cement is a 100% recyclable building material